Mansonia & Anigre Laptop table Sketchup design and good deal on ebay for leather recliner

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Project by Dan'um Style posted 10-20-2007 03:35 AM 4267 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well my couch was about 12 years old and very worn. Time to replace it,
Been shopping for a leather recliner for several months. Looked at several Cincinnati furniture stores and found nothing in the style I wanted nor anything I felt was a good buy for the money.
Ebay buff for years, bought and sold etc.
Found a reputable seller with good feedback and the chair style I’ve been looking for. Took the plunge and bought one.
Must say I’m very happy with my purchase. Quality is much better then I expected and the leather is
very heavy weight cow hide and consistanlty colored etc. Yes is made in China, but designed in the USA.
... link ... to chair.

Brings me to the laptop table.

Been using a coffee table to support my laptop while I surfed lumberjocks etc. With the reclining feature, a coffee table is no longer a good work surface for my laptop. I had made a table for my wifes recliner and laptop a few months ago. Now I need one for my recliner. Designed this one in sketchup. Design allows the table to slide under the chair and clear the chair arm.

In my lumber collection I have large 15 inch wide plank of 4/4 mansonia and a 8/4 plank of anigre.

In just a couple hours I designed the table and dimensioned the lumber and ran it thru the drum sander.
Still need to cut the mortice and tennons and a couple dove tails. Will post photos of the finished table tomorrow night. Thought I’d post the sketchup design and offer the model to anyone that wants it if they want to make their own table. Send me an email address and I will forward it.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#1 posted 10-20-2007 04:10 AM

Ah a hospital tray. Just kidding. It looks great Dan.

The design looks it will do its intended purpose. What is the height and does the table top tilt.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#2 posted 10-20-2007 04:42 AM

I thought the same thing as Karson. LOL! I’m thinking if I make one of these, I can watch TV, surf the net, and even eat my meals without getting out of the chair. I’ll only have to get up to go to the bathroom, and when I actually want to go make something in the shop.

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

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#3 posted 10-20-2007 05:14 AM

Hello Karson

Top doesn’t tilt. It will be held in place by a bridel joint and a couple 3/8 oak pegs.

Height to the top of the arms of both my wifes and my chair are the same.
Approximate height to the underside of the mansonia top is 28 inches.
Tapered rails under the top will just clear the chair arm. Rails to the back stretcher will be held in place by a single thru dovetail.
Rest of table is 1/2 ich mortice and tennon construction and will be oak pegged also.

This is a real easy and quick project.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#4 posted 10-22-2007 06:08 AM

Dan this is very cool.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#5 posted 10-22-2007 06:24 PM

That’s cool, Dan. I saw one that was similar but had a taper on the base as well to let it creep under furniture a bit more.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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