About six weeks ago I detailed my stop sign table project, which was a great introduction to woodworking. In October, I stepped up my game to create Tetris shelves, seven individual floating shelves that resemble the pieces, or tetrominoes, of that famous game. I think the results came out quite well!
Tetrominoes are constructed using four squares arranged in seven patterns. Really, there are five unique patterns, but two are reversed (the L and Backwards-L, and the Z and S shapes).
I created the shelves using an 8″ square as the base. Thus, the line is 8″ by 32″, the L is 24″ wide by 16″ tall, etc.
I used 1″ x 6″ boards, cut to the appropriate lengths. The process of constructing them was pretty simple, though time consuming: Measure the wood, cut the wood, sand the wood, nail the wood together, paint the wood, distress the wood.
I painted the shelves with spray paint, then sanded the paint to tone down the brightness.
Overall I’m pleased with the shelves! Due to slight warping in the wood, they don’t all lay exactly flat, but they do all fit together, just like Tetris blocks should.
I hung them by placing 3-5 nails on the underside of each block. I’m not putting a lot of weight on the shelves, so they’ve been hanging successfully for about two weeks now!
Overall, a pretty easy project that provides for some interesting storage spaces!