One constant problem with woodworking is the cut-offs and leftover pieces.
A project may start with one board, or many boards depending upon what is being made, but the end result is always the same. Every board starting out will always, and I do mean always, become many smaller pieces.
Wood has become more expensive over the years, especially the hardwoods, which means that scraps have become expensive scraps. I hate to throw these away. The result is many bags and boxes of blocks that I do not know what to do with. Now you know where the name of the station came from.
My grand-daughter already has a few hundred of these to play with. She really does like playing with them but her mother has said, "No more blocks!"
I wonder why?
Below is a small assortment of odd blocks from the accumulation.
The cast in order of appearance:
Starting from top left and going down: yellow pine; eastern white pine; white ash, piece of dowel but wood unidentified; Brazilian rosewood.
Continuing on left across back row: padauk; white ash; hickory; black ash
Continuing from left across front row: eastern white pine on top of yellow birch heartwood; red oak; elm
The stage is a wooden crate-box made from leftover pieces of eastern white cedar.