While 3D-printed furniture is currently very costly in terms of time and money, furniture joints created with additive manufacturing techniques afford consumers just as much customization and flexibility.
The '+ Shelf' system from Instructable user Shurly is made up of a series of cross-shaped objects, which can be used to configure stacks of boxes in creative ways. This simple, sturdy shape makes it possible get more variety and depth from lightweight plywood boxes piled atop one another, creating a much more interesting visual arrangement for storage solutions. For security, each piece snaps into a pre-drilled hole on the side of a box.
Considering that the back to school season is just around the corner, this could inspire students to create custom storage solutions rather than seeking pre-made options off of a store shelf.