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Whether you’re building for a child going to school for the first time or heading off to university, here are some projects that will help every student achieve top marks in their studies, and in style.


Build an eco-friendly desk

Build an eco-friendly desk

Simple appeal, traditional joinery and minimal environmental impact all make this desk a classic project. I made it out of...

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Multi-tasking table

Multi-tasking table

It’s all about great design with this knockdown workspace

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Build the perfect bookcase

Build the perfect bookcase

The best way to begin a bookcase is with ideas, not ready-made plans. Optimal designs can be tailored to fit specific spaces and...

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Organize your papers with a desktop filing box

Organize your papers with a desktop filing box

The key to making this handy desktop filer is accurate cuts. I used 3/8" and 1/2"-thick Baltic birch ply for mine, but you could...

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Build a pencil caddy for your kids

Build a pencil caddy for your kids

Create this pencil holder for kids, which is based on a Canadian icon

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