Lately I have been on the watch for the perfect combination of time, resources and a need in my classroom. About a week ago I happened upon a great idea. I needed new boxes for my student desks. The ones I had been using were from the beginning of the school year and it was time for something new. I needed something durable, accessible for small TK people, and customization.
I already had all the wood I needed on hand in my shop. Recently a few sheets of 1/8 inch plywood came to me and I had some new pine boards and some good quality pallet wood pieces. My wife Ana suggested the black chalkpaint for the sides, so that the names could be added. Originally I thought I would make one box for each child but settled for one per group and one for the teacher table.
I am planning to create a few more examples and to list them in my Etsy markeplace store. Let me know if you have any questions, suggestions, or want to place an order.