Collapsible Laptop in Bed Desk

  • Advertise with us
Project by SergeantSawDust posted 06-07-2012 05:45 PM 2762 views 6 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I designed and built this out of “necessity” while deployed in Kuwait 2011-12. I was fortunate enough to be able to use my laptop there but was aggravated at having to rest it in my lap all the time while in my bunk. The legs fold up underneath for spacious storage, and part of the top (where the laptop rests) can adjust in elevation depending on comfort. Normally the lowest setting seems to be fine but I have the option to increase the angle if need be. Couple of things I would of done differently: (1) The stationary part of the top is for the mouse and is glued straight to the base. This doesn’t allow for expansion or contraction at all and could be a problem in the future. (2) I could of drilled some holes in the top that the laptop rests on for ventilation. Fortunately my laptop will sit on this all day and not overheat due to my heat coming out the side of my laptop instead of the bottom. It served me very well and will continue to do so for a long time.

You can check out some of my other projects here.

-- Woodworking for the hobbyist woodworker.

3 comments so far

View SebLolo's profile


65 posts in 3711 days

#1 posted 06-07-2012 05:56 PM

Good idea ! It could also be used on the sofa, while looking TV. I’ll perhaps made one for my wife. Thx for sharing.


View DaddyZ's profile


2475 posts in 4535 days

#2 posted 06-07-2012 06:03 PM

I Had the Same Basic Idea over the Weekend, For my Daughter, She watches a lot of Movies & plays Games on her Laptop(In Bed), My Idea wasn’t so Intricate though.

Nice to see a Prototype for Ideas.

Good Job !!!!!!!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

View grizzman's profile


7836 posts in 4798 days

#3 posted 06-08-2012 12:50 AM

pretty cool idea, and its nice looking as well.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics