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Project by mikeho posted 1462 days ago 1963 views 10 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Needed to get the heat from the laptop off my legs so I can sit on the couch and watch TV while checking out Lumberjocks on the laptop.

-- Mike, Thedford NE





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Viking

857 posts in 1697 days


#1 posted 1462 days ago

Mike;

Your project is a great problem solver. Hope you don’t mind if I copy your idea.

Laptops, especially high powered, do get hot on bottom. Your table can replace the bath towel i put under my laptop and probably give it better ventilation.

Thanks for sharing!

Good Luck.

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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Dusty56

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#2 posted 1462 days ago

Very nicely done : )

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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robert triplett

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#3 posted 1462 days ago

nice table. I have plans to make something similar, but I have enjoyed the heat on my legs this winter. When it gets too hot this summer, I guess I will get to work.
Robert

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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Bradford

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#4 posted 1462 days ago

I am going to make one of these (soon) because the battery on my laptop slowly exploded while I was using it on my lap. I felt it starting to raise up, I turned it over and wow, The battery swelled to 5 times it’s size. The great guys at Apple store replaced it free. Long story short, I am needing a laptop lap table. Thanks.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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wchips

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#5 posted 1462 days ago

Nice laptop table, what is it made of mdf ?

-- wchips

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mikeho

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#6 posted 1462 days ago

baltic birch and walnut trim

-- Mike, Thedford NE

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bigike

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#7 posted 1462 days ago

neat idea! ;)

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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Holmer

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#8 posted 1461 days ago

I like the concept, I would maybe consider cutting slots in top for more ventilation

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Jason

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#9 posted 1460 days ago

Necessity is the mother of invention ;)

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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albachippie

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#10 posted 1458 days ago

Nice. One of those “why didn’t I think of that?” moments! Good work

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl

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ladiesman217

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#11 posted 1448 days ago

Viking,

You shouldn’t put a towel or any cloth under your laptop; the uneven surface obstructs the intake making your laptop prone to overheating (I learned this the hard way). Even using your thighs can do this; ever since my laptop shutdown from overheating, I have routinely been blowing out the intake and removing any lint/dust buildup in the exhaust. Also, I use a piece of plywood as a base underneath that I carry around with it at all times.

-- Rock Chalk Jayhawk!

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Mary Anne

1057 posts in 1711 days


#12 posted 1448 days ago

Looks great! The cutouts on the legs are good for added air circulation on your legs.
I recently made a variation of this for a friend who uses a laptop in the bathroom.
No more books and magazines cluttering up the place. LOL

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falegniam

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#13 posted 1440 days ago

Great idea, for sitting in bed, or on the couch.

-- If you work you eat - If you don't work, you eat, drink, and sleep.

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hjt

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#14 posted 1404 days ago

I see I’m late again to the party as this was posted over a moth ago and I’m just see it. Lap top table… now theres some think’n. Those sucker do get uncomfortably hot. Very pretty design. My wife has been speaking of getting one but the heat is one reason I’m not interested. Not I can solve that. Thanks for the idea.

-- Harold

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