DIY Chair mat...about an $8 piece of plywood cut for free at Lowe's...i used spray adhesive to fasten the newspaper & covered it with contact paper to protect paper from ripping...cheap & much more visually interesting than the expensive hard mats from the office suppliers ( in my experience, much more sturdy too)
This DIY project is called Easy Silhouette Wall Art for good reason! It is the coolest and easiest wall art you will ever make! In this easy tutorial from Lowe’s, plywood was used as the canvass. There are various gauges of plywood.
Crate bench with storage bins for students' journals. Super simple to make and not very costly. Supplies: milk crates (got them for free from Kroger), zip ties, plywood board, foam, fabric and matching storage drawers (from Lowes)