I have been working on the development of 2×4 Zipblocks for quite some time now. In a previous blog entry I referred to them as “wooden cinder blocks.” The recent turn of events in Haiti prompted me to post this article to my blog.
Before going any further I just want to say that I don’t want to make any money when it comes to helping out people in need. If a manufacturer elected to produce and ship them to Haiti I would be happy to forgo any royalties.
I simply believe very strongly that these new blocks could really help folks in Haiti with their reconstruction efforts.
Below are a few detailed pictures of these blocks. This PDF (HowToMake2x4Blocks.pdf 4.8 Megs) shows many more pictures of them and details how they are constructed.