Lap desk from leftover flooring

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Project by Hallmark posted 11-28-2009 08:43 PM 13967 views 10 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had leftover hickory flooring so I took the factory finish off and trimmed the edges to use for this lap-desk. The design was altered from the original. No side drawers, there is a removable pen tray at the top back and a sliding box over the lower two compartments. I used cherry as the accent wood and finished all with tung oil.

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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#1 posted 11-28-2009 08:51 PM

Very very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 11-28-2009 09:02 PM

Excellent work.

Hickory is a much under-appreciated wood, in my opinion

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 11-28-2009 09:33 PM

Beautiful piece. I agree with Charlie about the Hickory. Very good use of leftover materials and the joints look great.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#4 posted 11-28-2009 09:34 PM

Looks great a wonderful lap desk and great wood plus super details.


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#5 posted 11-29-2009 12:15 AM

I like what you did on the inside, great use of left over wood and the finish is nice.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then force it to fit.

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#6 posted 11-29-2009 02:09 AM

Fantastic use of scraps! Beautifull box. Great design. Fantastic all around.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#7 posted 11-29-2009 03:07 AM

Hey, I have some flooring pieces and I can try that! I have to dig out that lap desk article I put away somewhere first.

Nice laptop – the wooden kind.

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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#8 posted 11-29-2009 09:04 AM

Can’t say enough good things about it. Good use of scrap, simple but solid construction, pleasing look. Congrats… you should be pleased.

-- Rock Chalk Jayhawk Go KU!!

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#9 posted 11-30-2009 04:09 PM

Oh wow, looks really great. Very well done!

-- *** the german lumberjock ***

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#10 posted 12-04-2009 04:00 AM

Looks to be well designed and constructed. I like it.

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#11 posted 04-18-2010 02:42 AM

I missed this when you posted it earlier. Very impressive. You have a good imagination for scraps!


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