DIY eco wood blocks! Dyed with food coloring! Plans from ana-white.com
5 - 2x2 @ 8 feet long
1 - 1/2" plywood 16" x 16"
1 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long
4 - 2x2s @ 7 3/4"
12 - 2x2s @ 6 1/2"
20 - 2x2s @ 5 1/4"
28 - 2x2s @ 3 3/4"
36 - 2x2s @ 2 1/2"
Cut tray pieces to fit.
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
First, sand all your 2x2 boards well - it's much easier to sand a full board than little pieces. Then cut the blocks as directed in the cut list.
TIP: Jaime shares cutting shortcuts here.
It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.