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Blog series by lightweightladylefty updated 07-04-2011 05:19 AM 2 parts 6767 reads 10 comments total

Part 1: My Brother's Tray Table - measured drawings and instructions for construction

07-03-2011 10:19 PM by lightweightladylefty | 2 comments »

I was asked if I would share plans for the tray table I made for my brother. It actually took more time attempting to write these plans than it did to complete the tray table. I did not take any construction photos so I have used SketchUp scenes to try to illustrate the steps. Disclaimer: This is the plan which I made on SketchUp before making the tray. ( I didn’t follow it exactly since I found that I had already surfaced some stock to 5/8” and used it instead of 1/2” thickness.) It s...

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Part 2: My Brother's Tray Table - measured drawings and instructions for construction

07-04-2011 05:19 AM by lightweightladylefty | 8 comments »

We left off at a point where it would be a good idea to now do a dry-fit of the top to the apron. Dry-fit the top to the apron. Before going further, now is a good time to dry-fit the slant top to the apron so that you can get the exact location of the dado which stores the metal stand when the desktop is closed. With the metal stand flat against the back of the top, place the top on the right side of the apron, allowing a 1/2” overhang on front, left, and back. Carefully mark where t...

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