Being a shop teacher, these wooden tags are especially appropriate for my room, but I think they would look nice in other situations (besides schools, what sorts of institutions have room number plates? I guess mostly offices). Also, theres lots of potential to cut/engrave these in other materials for different looks.
If you'd like to see what we've been up to in the Pro-LAB Shop class, here is a link to our Instructables page: https://www.instructables.com/member/ProLabShop/. More student created content to come.
We don't have a laser cutter at my school (yet), so... I made it at TechShop.
Step 1: Borrow a Blank Tag to Reference for Size
Pretty boring compared to my fancy wooden tags, right?
Step 2: Find a Sufficiently Thin Piece of Wood
Step 3: Design, Laser Cut, and Etch Class and Name Tags
1) a .001 thick red line rectangle (to cut) of the desired size for my tag
2) the text I wanted to etch in black
With my design finished, I used TechShop's Trotec Speedy 300 Laser to cut and engrave my tags.
Step 4: Check Tags in Plate, Sand Down Thickness
Step 5: Display Your Custom Tags in Your Room Plate
Thanks for reading!
I made it at Techshop.