Wooden Cube in a Cube in a Cube




Introduction: Wooden Cube in a Cube in a Cube

About: Hello. My name is Thomas. I love to spend time in my workshop. Please check my Youtube channel. I hope you enjoy :)

Hello everyone, in this project I wanna show you how to make a Wooden Cube in a Cube in a Cube. I made video and step by step instruction how to make it. This is very easy and cheap project. Cubes look realy intresting and forces people to think "How it's made?" or "How to pull out a cube from a cube?"

So, let's get started :)


- Piece of wood


- Table saw
- Sandpaper
- Chisel
- Bench drill

Step 1: Watch the Video

Video will give you a good overview on how to create such a rocker wooden cube in a cube in a cube. But the following steps will still contain some extra useful information.

Step 2: Prepare a Wood

First you have to find a good chunk of wood. My cube is 10x10x10cm. I could not find that big chunk without cracks. I used 4 pieces 5x5cm. Remember wood must be completely dry.

Step 3: Make a Perfect Cube

Cut wood to the expected sizes and glue it. To remove glue after gluing use a belt sander or sandpaper on flat surface. Now 4 walls are ready. How you can see, those walls was almost flat after gluing but 2 walls are very uneven. So, to make theme perfect flat I used my cnc router. Wood surface planer should work pretty well but my is in bad condition.

Step 4: Make Holes

To make holes you can use cnc machine or bench drill. I used cnc machine because I don't have a bench drill. Sizes are on a photo.

Step 5: Sanding, Separation and Painting

When all holes are made, use a sandpaper to improve cube. Next, use a chisel to separate cubes. If everything look good you can paint cubes.

Step 6: Finish

Wooden cube in a cube in a cube in a cube is completely finished :)

You did it!

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34 Discussions


1 year ago

Fabuloso. Me encanta.

Yes or you could try carving it !!! Looks like a good woodcarvers challenge !!!

Wow that's the coolest thing I've ever seen. What a conversation piece!!!!! Amazing. I would have thought impossible to make or there was a trick and it wasn't really solid. Thanks for sharing.

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Congratulations on being a finalist in the Wooden Toys Challenge!

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Very nice. A co-worker of mine used to make these out of brass and stainless steel.

I made something like this for my senor project, but out of metal it's called a Turner's cube


1 year ago

this is what my uncle did.

the only one i have not done is the three ring

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Hey, how about sharing your knowledge. They look pretty cool.