Designing and making a Desk Tidy


The Desk Tidy project will give your students the opportunity to experience a wide range of practical processes and materials. It combines practical skills and creative design. It has a number of extension task, challenging all abilities. Why spend too many hours planning new projects, when you can use that time to do things you never had time for. Play the YouTube video at the bottom of this page.

What people have to say?


“ These are a great series of software resources that will encourage students to produce quality outcomes”

  • Clear stage-by-stage demonstrations using quality images, sound, text and movies.
  • The teachers section will help you introduce each sections of the project in real depth.
  • A project that has so many practical processes.
  • The opportunity to work with wood, plastic and metal.
  • Experience the properties of different materials.
  • Detailed images and short videos to explain how to use a wide range of tools and machines.
  • Make copies of the DVD and give them out to your student, ensuring they can be prepared for their next lesson.
  • Encourage accuracy and quality with detailed videos and images.


Minimum System Requirements:

  • System: Windows XP Service Pack 3 or later, including Windows 10
  • Processor: 1.5 GHz Intel or equivalent
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Video Adapter: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible
  • Display: 800 x 600, 16-bit color
  • Free Hard Disk Space: 700 MB


Minimum System Requirements:

  • System: Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later, including OS X 10.11 “El Capitan”
  • Processor: G4 400 MHz or faster, including Intel-based Mac computers
  • Memory: 256 MB RAM
  • Display: 800 x 600, Millions of Colors
  • Free Hard Disk Space: 800 MB