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GIRL SCOUTS RULE (and build)

HERE’S A WONDERFULLY UNEXPECTED NOTE & PHOTO I RECEIVED FROM A TROOP OF GIRL SCOUTS IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS. VERY COOL, VERY INSPIRATIONAL—AND THE “NOMAD” DESKS LOOK GREAT. (Project and “IN USE” photo from the “Ridiculously Simple Furniture Projects” book I did with Bill Zuehlke (miss you man!))

Mr. Carlsen,
When our local school district removed shop class from the middle school curriculum, the girls in my little troop were disappointed. They saw their older sisters come home with napkin holders and lamps and knew they would never get the chance to make anything. Instead of just accepting their fate, they asked my co-leader and I if we could do some sort of woodworking project as a troop. We handed them your book, Ridiculously Simple Furniture Projects, and told them to pick something that interests them. They decided on the Nomad Laptop Desk. They had a great time using power tools (and simple tools) and learning about measuring, cutting and staining.

I have attached a picture of them with their desks. Thanks for writing a great book of simple projects!scouts

Thanks,
Stacey McCracken
Girl Scouts of Southern IL Troop 370

desk beauty shot JPEG