laptop table

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Project by Ollie posted 06-08-2009 08:06 PM 2356 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a table I made for my laptop, the zebra wood was one thick piece from a reclamation yard which I cut down the middle to bookmatch it. It killed 2 hardpoint handsaws ,ha ha ha and took a whole day. I joined it with dowels which was a fair success but not perfect. The legs and stretchers are maple which came out well considering it was my first go at mortise tenons. apart from when repairing windows. finished in danish oil. I am happy with this table as it fulfills its purpose perfectly it has casters so I can roll it around nicely. Ollie.

-- Ollie, UK.

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#1 posted 06-08-2009 08:16 PM

Very nice. that top looks great! and welcome !

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Joshua Howe

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#2 posted 06-08-2009 08:37 PM

Looks really good!
A word of advise though I built a kitchen table out of popular/ebony stain/poly clear for my brother and his wife used the laptop on this table on a daily bases. The laptop’s power supply and cpu heat sink all where vented out the bottom of the laptop. With this intense heat blowing directly on the joints in the top of the table it caused a crack about an 1/8 of an inch the length of the laptop. So make sure and place a mat under the laptop. I would hate to see all this hard work to be focused on a crack in the table top.

-- Wood,clay,metal, and stone are all just materials, until an artist's hand touches them.--TreeFormDesign

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#3 posted 06-08-2009 09:26 PM

Nice table!! Does that turn the laptop into a table top:-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 06-08-2009 09:41 PM

Ha ha yes Joshua, thanks for the advice I discovered this myself also. I noticed the joint starting to spread from the heat. So i bought a little aluminium wedge thingy with some fans in it, this has sorted it out. thanks for all comments.

-- Ollie, UK.

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#5 posted 06-09-2009 02:35 AM

Absolutely gorgeous table !

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#6 posted 06-09-2009 03:12 AM

Lovely table!!

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#7 posted 08-23-2010 10:27 PM

Nice table top!

Cut with a hand saw! cool

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables

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