Back in my junior high school days, now a days called middle school, the girls had to take a shop class and the boys had to take a home economics class. We were given a couple of choices as what to make and chose to make a 'spool dog.' It holds spools of thread. It was my first and last time of making anything out of wood.
These are the kinds of things you find when you are cleaning and sorting and going through boxes when you spring clean. :-)