Netbook trays

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Project by JoshIndy posted 01-01-2011 09:19 AM 1798 views 4 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife and Mother in law both have netbook computers now. They both like to use them in locations without solid surfaces such as laps in the living room. As a Christmas gift, i decided to make both of them smaller wooden trays to keep them elevated above clothing and thus freeing up the air flow beneath so the computers do not overheat.

They are both made with solid cherry bottoms and spalted beech sides.

The way the tray is made, it is possible to use the computers on the shallower side and still plug in the power and USB cables. The deeper side is great for storage of the netbook. They almost fit below the top, but could be a little deeper.

If I had to make them again, I would rout out a spot for a handle or add on a drawer pull handle.

-- People are like tea bags. You find out how strong they are when you put them in hot water. -Eleanor Roosevelt

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#1 posted 01-01-2011 09:22 AM

Wow, very nice looking! And a great idea to boot :)

That spalted beech is wonderful!

-- Dale, Oregon

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#2 posted 01-01-2011 06:02 PM

The birch wood looks great. Nice work on the joints.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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