At the student art show, this piece was created by a variety of students of mixed ages and experience, and won first place in the group category. I think it has a lot of charm! We are thinking about putting blocks together again, with a different theme. I have a lot of squares that my husband, who is a builder, cut for me. I kind of like the fact that the wood differs in thickness and grain. Ask a local carpenter, who probably has a lot of scraps, to cut some for you!