Just a quick look at some new furniture I purchased for my library, thanks to my fall book fair profits:
This yellow Jonti-Craft Berries KYDZ 60″ Six-Leaf Table will be used for our Creation Station. I can place supplies in the middle of the table for students to work with individually, or students can work together to create something in the center of the table. The cutouts allow students to reach whatever is in the middle of the table more easily! (I ordered this from DEMCO. My cost was $280.)
This blue Jonti-Craft Berries KYDZ 60″ Horseshoe Table will be used for our Demonstration Station. Whoever is leading the activity can sit in the middle to show students how to do something new, and assist them if they have problems. The deep horseshoe shape (rather than a more semi-circle kidney shape) allows the facilitator to easily interact with each student at the table. (I ordered this from DEMCO. My cost was $345.)
I also ordered the matching chairs from DEMCO for $48 each. This isn’t meant to be a commercial for DEMCO, but I wanted to share the purchase info in case anyone was curious!
My only quibble with the tables and chairs is that they are not on casters, but they aren’t that heavy and they slide easily across the carpet in my library. If you have recently purchased or “McGyvered” some makerspace furniture, I hope you’ll share in the comments!