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Make a classic Soma puzzle

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Looking for a homemade gift or just a fun game. Try making this classic Soma puzzle.


  • Saw
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper
  • Tape
  • Paint or oil finish
  • 16-inch-long board, 1 inch thick and at least 3 inches wide


Step 1: Cut 27 1-inch-cube blocks

Step 2: Sand each piece

Step 3: Assemble and glue the 7 separate shapes A through G as shown. Use tape to hold the pieces together until they are dry.

Step 4: After the glue dries, remove tape and do a final sanding of the 7 puzzle pieces.

Step 5: Oil or paint the shapes.


See if you can assemble the pieces into a cube. In addition to building the cube, you can click here to learn to make other Soma structures.


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11 Comments on Make a classic Soma puzzle

  1. Sixty year old man // October 24, 2008 at 2:57 pm // Reply

    Oh, is this that… Rubix Cube? I could never solve it!

  2. Me and my dad made, it’s so cool

  3. Nice

  4. Cool project!!!

  5. That looks soooo cool. I could make one for my dad because he is the master of puzzles.

  6. how do you print.

    • two ways
      A) press ALT+r
      B) hilight every thing and right click and choss print
      you are welcom

      Ps. my dad is a computer programer

  7. this is pretty cool! I just built one, I’m waiting for the glue to dry.

  8. i have one already. i got it two years ago.

  9. its great

  10. I like this, going to make one for my Grandchildren.



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