This assignment came from a Dutch teacher at a school in Rotterdam. She wanted to encourage her students to read, and the awkward stack of books tucked away behind her desk was just asking to be ignored. Now that shelf is in place, the books are easier to reach and the classroom looks more inviting. Her students are now more inclined to grab a book to fill their extra time. The Meranti used to make it came from the leftovers of a patio remodel.