Tetris Storage Unit In Use

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A couple of people were commenting in the earlier post of this that it didn’t look like it could support much; so i figured I’d do a repost of it with stuff in it. Pretty much just aimed at storminator actually.

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    1. Win.


      😀 Must have!


    2. So how’d you put it together? I know nothing about carpentry, so I have no idea how to make something like this. The books next to the violin seem especially in danger of causing it to collapse, but WTF do I know, I only build things with bytes and bits.


    3. And is it just me, or is that violin missing a bridge?


    4. Nope, no bridge; which is prolly why it’s on a shelf and not in a case.


    5. Yeah, seriously, what are the odds of you posting the ‘how to’ or at least the measurements? It would be a fun summer project, especially if people jumbled up the pieces and such. Good job, and yes, it’s a bit sad that the violin looks like it’s more of a decoration piece..


    6. hooray! i was hoping you’d make a post like this.

      for people who want measurements, it’s easy; a VHS case is what? 7″ tall, roughly?

      you can guess the size by the pieces; if they’re all properly squared, that is. a tetris piece is made of squares so if one of those is 7″x7″ and you count the bits of wood as well, you should be able to easily guess the size of the shelf.

      my guess is about 45″ by 30″ or thereabouts.


    7. My mate just gave a recommendation.

      How about making the pieces separate so it can be reconfigured into different shapes?

      You could put magnets or tongues and grooves in the walls to keep it together.


    8. Motion: Storminator = pwn’d

      Any seconds?


    9. @ TrebleMaker : You want measurements for this? Let’s just say that if you think you need someone to give you measurements for this then you don’t have the skills to make it. You should start off with something simpler.

      @ Blue Wahoo : From the earlier pics I didn’t realize it was that big. Brilliant! BUTT JOINT FTW! 🙂


    10. Actually, no, Nathan. From the earlier pics, it clearly looked like it was just nailed together, with no joinery whatsoever. This is because what we thought was a picture of the case unpainted was a picture of the case unpainted without any form of assembly. It was an honest mistake.


    11. Storminator on an unfinished product: “Looks like it’ll fall apart…Epic fail”

      Motion passed, btw 🙂


    12. Yeah, the I saw that violin for sale for £6 and I just couldn’t resist. Probably why it’s in such bad shape….

      And for those of you interested in joints and such; when two of the boards meet to form an “L” shape, I used biscuit joints and when two boards meet to form a “T” shape, I used dowel joints. I can also strongly recommend staying as far away from dowel joints as possible; they’re inaccurate (even with a jig) and difficult to drill without going completely through the wood.

      To give the shelves a bit more “grip” for smooth objects like DVD and CD case I mixed a tiny amount of sawdust into the final coat of varnish on the shelves that face upwards, so it’s ever so slightly gritted.

      It was also my initial plan to have it so that the shapes could be rearranged but I quickly decided against it when I realised how much wood I would need, as the wood essentially “doubles up” when the blocks are stacked. Accuracy would’ve also been far more important.

      General specs are:
      1320mm high, 880mm wide, 200mm deep
      Boards are 18mm thick.
      There is no exact shelf height or width (although as someone guessed correctly, the height is supposed to be about a centimetre higher than a VHS/DVD case, which is about 20cm), because I had to make it vary for it all to fit together but if anyone is interested in recreating this, tell me and i’ll email you the specs, working drawings, component list, 3D design, even a production diary if you want it. I’ll probably post some of the working drawings here too.


    13. Oh yeah, and the violin also only has two strings.


    14. Keep your day job- you are no carpenter.

      A couple more colors and you’d have the GAY FLAG!



    15. jondoh wishes he had wahoo’s carpentry skills.

      so when do these go on sale in the US?


    16. I wish I had the free time to do something this awesome.

      Do they hand out dickhole licenses with interwebs access these days?


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