I really love Waldorf nature tables, but I wanted something more like a specimen tray than a free-form nature table. The other day, I saw a photo on Pinterest of a nature table made of sectioned compartments. I remembered that we had found a letterpress drawer in the house when we first moved in and I still had it kicking around somewhere. I dug it out and cleaned it off and put it in a corner on our old coffee table and voila! Instant nature table. The kids filled it with shells, rocks, twigs, flowers, bones and boar teeth and spend a few hours every day playing with it. This is such an awesome toy!