Lap Desk

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Project by DarrylJN posted 07-18-2012 06:43 PM 11548 views 15 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this lap desk so I can write code and hang out with the family instead of being in the office all of the time. I’m not a big fan of placing the laptop on my lap and I prefer to use a mouse as well so this lap desk will work out great. This project is made from Walnut and Pecky Cypress and is about 38 inches by 15 inches and is coated with General Finishes Satin PolyAcrylic.

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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#1 posted 07-18-2012 06:49 PM

Looks like a wonderful addition to your recliner!!

-- Dennis, WV

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#2 posted 07-18-2012 06:58 PM

A cool idea but I really like the proud Daddy with his adorable little girl in your icon.Have fun and keep up the great work. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#3 posted 07-18-2012 06:59 PM

Thanks Alistair!

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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#4 posted 07-18-2012 07:11 PM

what a nice lap desk! I love seeing other’s work to learn more!

-- Ethan, CT: Check out my Small Business at & also follow me on twitter

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#5 posted 07-18-2012 08:19 PM

Thanks Ethan! I saw the idea somewhere years ago and it just came to mind a few weeks ago so I figured I would try it. Now, I have neighbors who want me to make them one as well!

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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#6 posted 07-18-2012 08:47 PM

I made something similar for my wife a couple of years ago only not as creative as you – I just put some edge banding on a piece of birch ply, shellacked it and there you go. Yours actually has some style. Nice job.

Funny side story – I was going to post the one I made and then it dawned on me – it’s just a board. :)

-- If the world was a logical place, men would be the ones who ride horses sidesaddle.

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#7 posted 07-18-2012 10:32 PM

LOL! It is just a board but people post cuttingboards (like myself) so this is sort of the same thing.

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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#8 posted 07-18-2012 11:02 PM

Very nice, I like the 2 materials. How thick did you make it?

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#9 posted 07-19-2012 02:14 AM

Thanks Michigander! It’s 1/2 inch thick.

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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