Chair Arm Rest Table

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Project by scrappy posted 1698 days ago 6063 views 7 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is an Arm Rest Table. As you can see in the first pic, it slides over the arm of the chair. My freind uses it for the mouse with his lap-top. He also uses it for a writeing table.

Made from S4S 4/4 Curly Maple. About 20 inches long. Screwed and guled with plugs to match. Finished with clear poly.

Ended up makeing 4 of these (3 from select pine, Cal got the purdy one) used by the rest of the family. Had to make each one to fit the chair it was going on since the arms of the chairs are all different widths.

Cut the outside leg top at about a 10deg angle. This helps it to pinch the arm and not move around. You can make these as large or small as you want depending on your needs. Watch the back edge towards the chair back. Had to inset this one to miss the back. (last pick, lower left corner)

Hope you all like.

Thank you for looking. Feel free to post all comments and suggestions.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#1 posted 1698 days ago

Great looking little table. Easy to remove when not needed and very functional. What more could you want? Good job!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#2 posted 1698 days ago

Nice little table Scrappy. I think I can see many uses for one of these…... Never having to reach anymore for your beer ! ........ EH !

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#3 posted 1698 days ago

Good job Scrappy!! I like the design, I have often wanted a place for the ‘mouse’ or just someplace stable to make some notes….

‘The SedcoKid’

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#4 posted 1698 days ago

Great idea Scrappy. Very convenient and useful.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#5 posted 1698 days ago

That’s a great idea. I hope to see you in an infomercial! Quick, get to the patent office!

-- Integrity is who we are when no one else is watching.

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#6 posted 1698 days ago

My neighbors have a love seat with these built into it. The rest is upholstered. I thought about making one, but it is still on my “to do” list. Great job!

-- jstegall

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#7 posted 1698 days ago

I did a similar project: car lap desks for my brother’s kids. I just used MDF and white spray can shellac.

-- "Sorry I'm late. Somebody tampered with my brakes." "You should have been early, then."

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#8 posted 1698 days ago

Neat idea.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#9 posted 1698 days ago

Looks good Scrappy. Could you add a storage place for all the half dozen remotes I seem to have collected? (-;

-- Les B, Oregon

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#10 posted 1698 days ago

Who doesn’t need one of those. Great Job Scrappy!!!!!!

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#11 posted 1698 days ago

Good thinking Scrappy well done plus very nice wood

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 1698 days ago

Good job Scappy now you have enough room for all the remotes Lol…..

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#13 posted 1697 days ago

that is a cool idea will have to remember this
thanks for sharing

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#14 posted 1697 days ago

Very usfull idea. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#15 posted 1697 days ago

Great idea , Scrappy ….I should try to make one for my computer desk chair instead of reaching out for the mouse all of the time. : ) I could either get a wireless mouse or use my USB extension cable on my present mouse. Thanks Scrappy !! : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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