Sapele iMac Keyboard Tray (as seen on

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Project by Andy Brownell posted 11-29-2010 02:54 PM 5369 views 8 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In a continuing saga to do it myself, I saw a pretty sweet wood keyboard tray posted on several enthusiast Mac/Design blogs. Among them:

They are nicely designed and compliment the clean design of the iMac wireless keyboard and Magic Track pad.
They are also close to $100 now. Kudos to the guys making a business out of it at Combine Collective. It is genius.

I decided to build one myself, out of some scrap sapele with a natural edge I couldn’t trow away from a few previous projects like a coffee table and a bench.

Here are the finished shots shown on my new Makore desktop as well, as modeled by my lovely wife ;).

-- Andy Brownell

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#1 posted 11-29-2010 03:47 PM

Pretty cool little set up you have there. Beats the fire out of a boring ole regular keyboard.

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#2 posted 11-29-2010 04:57 PM

Nice job Great idea You just gave me a good Christmas idea for my brother.

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#3 posted 11-29-2010 09:07 PM

Seconded on the gift idea! This is a beauty and goes well with the desk and the Apple look.

That slope looks just about right. Did you just play with the slope until it felt “right”?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#4 posted 11-30-2010 08:06 AM

Beautiful and much more elegant looking too.

-- Theresa,

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