ipad desk

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Project by moonls posted 06-20-2011 05:56 PM 4061 views 11 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple of months ago Ellen 35 & I posted a “laptop computer desk” which we made from a modified “shaker laptop desk” plan we’d found. At a recent craft fair, a customer said that “the desk would be perfect if it was half that size”. She would use it in her business as a “cash register” for her ipad which was set up to take credit cards.
So Ellen & I joined forces and came up with this model which has the same slanted top (attached with a piano hinge) sized to fit an ipad but placed the pull-out drawer in front with dividers to hold money,etc. In this case we used jatoba and oak woods and finished the project with 3 coats of water-based poly.
After showing this first effort to the customer, she ordered another! And I’m sure we’ll be making one for ourselves very soon!
Thanks for looking and comments are welcome.

-- Lorna, Cape Cod

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#1 posted 06-20-2011 06:33 PM

hey lorna, that is terrific..its a great idea and beautiful at that…good luck with selling more…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 06-20-2011 08:54 PM

Nicely done Lorna (and Ellen). It is stylish and functional all in one. The jatoba and oak (white I believe) compliment each other well. I like that there are no mechanical drawer runners. Very nice.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#3 posted 06-20-2011 11:31 PM

Hi Lorna , I feel privileged that I was able to see this project in person : )
You and Ellen really make a great team !!
Keep up the wonderful work , Ladies , and congratulations on the second commission as well : )

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

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#4 posted 06-21-2011 12:31 AM

A modern redition of the vintage writing desk! I LIKE!

-- 'I sand, therefore, I am'. Richard. PNW.

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#5 posted 06-21-2011 01:27 AM

You’ve been busy!!
Nice Job Lorna… and a Happy Customer
What could be better!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#6 posted 06-21-2011 02:25 AM

As a cash register you may want to eventually add a lock that secures both the piano hinged lid and the drawer. And if there was a holder for the ipad inside, then you could lock the ipad inside and then the handle suddenly becomes a carrying handle for the whole kaboodle.

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#7 posted 06-21-2011 03:21 AM

Wow! Well done.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#8 posted 06-21-2011 11:06 PM

Nice “ipad” desk. Could be used for so much more.

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

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#9 posted 06-22-2011 04:53 AM

Thanks for all the nice comments everyone! And Sarit, thanks for the delux model ideas!

-- Lorna, Cape Cod

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