|Project by CampD||posted 12-05-2011 04:40 PM||1836 views||9 times favorited||11 comments|
My weekend project/Christmas gifts version of a Lap-top Laptop stand. My Daughter “the aspiring writer” uses her laptop while in bed and her laptop gets pretty hot sitting on her lap and the blankets, and as we know heat is not good for computers. So hence this project began. While working up my sketch it dawned on me that my wife, her sister and my sons GF all do the same,... shop,...um,... surf while in bed, so might as well build 4 at once and give them as Xmas gifts.
2 are made from Walnut left over from a bookcase job (all the dark areas of the boards) and the other 2, 1 cherry and 1 QS W oak are from the “Woodpile” (the cherry has some splitting that opened up after I started). This time I took the construction a little farther and all work was done by hand, dados and such. The frame is a half-lapped mittered with through pegs (walnut for the Cherry/oak and spalted beech for the walnut) and the legs are blind dadoed in.
I wanted this to be as open and airy as possible while still being stable while their in bed and on their laps.