DIY Storage

Originally I organized my ukuleles in the classroom by assigning numbers and putting the ukuleles in bags on a shelf. It worked fine, but I found myself losing up to 10 minutes of instructional time. So I found a solution. Instead of putting all 30 ukuleles in bags on a shelf, I created my own ukulele hooks that the students just have to place them on. No bags to worry about and students from K-5 can do this without any help. I just chose one day on the weekend to make them myself, and then my school building put a work order in to install them. Below is how I actually put them together for only $50.

 
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Step 1

Go to Home Depot and get their 2×4’s cut into ten 2.5 foot pieces. Be sure that the wood you choose is not warped.

STEP 2

Sand down the wood to make it nice and smooth.

Step 3

Paint the wood with whatever paint you like and put a clear coat over it.

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STEP 4

Purchase from Home Depot, 30, 1/4in. x 3-1/2in. Screw-In Tool Hooks for $.94 each. Click here to buy them online.

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STEP 5

Screw in the wall hooks, and you are set to go!