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Project by kiefer posted 08-12-2015 05:06 PM 2731 views 16 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A little knock down laptop desk .
Very simple to make with simple tools that the kids can use under my supervision .
Made from a laminate flooring sheet and a bit of plywood .
Made custom size as per instructions from my grandson and I like the way he designed the top with the armrest extension . We kept the weight down by cutting openings in the supports which are locked in place with two little cam levers .
He will use this sitting on the floor and also when sitting on his bed or any place where he may use his laptop .


-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 08-12-2015 05:09 PM

That is awesome. Great job buddy

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#2 posted 08-12-2015 05:12 PM

That’s really neat. Worthy of IKEA! Just kidding.

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#3 posted 08-12-2015 05:15 PM

Neat desk, Klaus. Easy up and easy down!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 08-12-2015 05:25 PM

Nice job guys! I really like the table top armrest idea your grandson designed. I would need mine on the left side!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#5 posted 08-12-2015 05:48 PM

Super idea Klaus
Good design reduced to the basics.I’ve got to make one for my grandsons.

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#6 posted 08-12-2015 05:58 PM

Grandfather has got it figured out. LOL! Looks like a happy kid with electronic stuff on top of a woodworking project!

He might be interested in designing those little derby racers with you?

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#7 posted 08-12-2015 06:14 PM

Nice build and great design. The armrest idea is just awesome ! 10 out of 10. lol


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#8 posted 08-12-2015 06:52 PM

Your grandson will be glad with you.


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#9 posted 08-12-2015 07:56 PM

Awesome just what I have been looking for. Hope you don’t mind if i use your idea.
Thanks for sharing

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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#10 posted 08-12-2015 08:20 PM

It’s a nice design, Klaus. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#11 posted 08-12-2015 08:21 PM

I like it Klaus. Nice simple design that can be used anywhere. I may make one or two for the upcomming camping trip.


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#12 posted 08-12-2015 08:47 PM

Yup certainly a winner there…

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#13 posted 08-12-2015 09:57 PM

Great design Klaus!

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#14 posted 08-12-2015 10:36 PM

Nice design and execution, Klaus and grandson! I like the weight reducing cut outs. Is there a way of securing the pieces together when stored? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#15 posted 08-12-2015 11:29 PM

That is, pardon the expression, NEAT! Follows the KISS principle to a tee and looks good too.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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