Wooden laptop stand that looks stylish and modern

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Project by Warren1971 posted 08-28-2014 10:51 PM 10609 views 28 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Make this wooden laptop stand that looks stylish and modern, this video will show you woodworking techniques including using a router table and applying a finish to complete this project.

To start with we design the template in sketchup and then use that to cut out the templates on the scroll saw, you can also use a coping saw or jigsaw for this process.

The template is then screwed to the blanks and cut out on the router table using a flush cut router bit and a Microjig Grr-Ripper for safety.

We then glue the pieces together three at a time, which is easier to align and then sand the inside of the pieces before final assembly and glue up.

After final glue up and we have sanded the piece to 1000gritt with the power sander we can start the woodworking finishing process.

I used Hard Burnishing oil for the finish, which gives a super smooth finish while still retaining that close to the wood feeling.

I apply 2 coats of burnishing oil 30 minutes apart and after the last coat before it dries I take some 400 grit sandpaper and rub the surface of the wood which forms a slurry of sawdust and oil that fills an pores in the wood, additional oil can be added to the sandpaper to boost the slurry and add lubrication, using the same process up to 1200 grit sandpaper to give a super smooth finish. After 24-48 hrs the laptop stand can be buffed using a lambs wool cloth.


Free woodworking plans in sketchup and PDF here




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-- Cheers Warren - YouTube Video Creator

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#1 posted 08-29-2014 01:07 AM

WOW!! That is awesome.
Great job.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#2 posted 08-29-2014 06:43 AM

So very cool…

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#3 posted 08-29-2014 07:58 AM

Realy awsome and modern design!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 08-29-2014 08:24 AM

Very nice. Much better than the 2 blocks that I have my laptop resting on to improve air circulation!

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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#5 posted 08-29-2014 08:35 AM

Very cool design and excellent video. Signed up your channel looking forward to see more.

-- Uwe from Germany.

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#6 posted 08-29-2014 02:46 PM

Very ingenious design,great job with impressive results.


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#7 posted 08-29-2014 04:26 PM

That is sweet

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#8 posted 08-29-2014 07:02 PM

This post alone made me decide to join. I am definitely making one of these! Might tweak it a little so it’s not quite as tall, but all the credit goes to you. I think I may install a couple usb powered cooling fans too!

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#9 posted 08-30-2014 09:22 AM

Thanks everyone i really appreciate the support….


-- Cheers Warren - YouTube Video Creator

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#10 posted 08-30-2014 11:08 PM

Very cool design. I did sub to your channel, your instruction is very helpful.

-- When All Else Fails ... Hit Delete

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