This is a nice DIY by Karen from Maison Kuotidien.  It might look a little familiar to some of you – it’s inspired by the Sky Scratcher”made by Mike Estes. For less than $10 in materials and Karen's handy homemade template and a lot of patience, you can make one too.

What you'll need: 

  • a template
  • corrugated cardboard (shipping boxes work nicely and it’s free!)
  • 36″ wood dowel with a 3/4″ x 3/4″ square width ($1.67 from Home Depot)
  • 12″ x 12″ x 1/2″ birch plywood board (a single board costs $5.49 from Michaels)
  • 1-1/2″ wood screw
  • X-Acto knife + refills
  • cutting mat
  • power drill
  • Optional: Foam board for template, Rotary paper edger


Step 1: Drill hole into center of board

Step 2: Drill hole into center of dowel

Step 3: Screw dowel into base

Step 4: Cut out templates

Step 5: Trace onto cardboard

Step 6: Cut along outline

Step 7: Assemble layers

  • Level 1:  2.25″ stack height
  • Level 2:  3.25″ stack height
  • Level 3:  2.25″ stack height
  • Level 4:  1.75″ stack height
  • Level 5:  1.5″ stack height
  • Level 6:  17″ stack height
  • Level 7:  4.5″ stack height

And there you go - it is very time consuming but looks really cool once it's done! Don't forget to check out the website Maison Kuotidien!

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