|Project by Derakon||posted 06-24-2012 02:38 AM||1581 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
This was a request from my mom for her birthday—she wanted a lap desk so she could write with her iPad without having to have a table handy. As my first attempt at doing remotely complicated joinery, it’s pretty crude. The rabbet joints aren’t quite flush, the half-lapped boards aren’t quite flat, etc. Made out of cheapo Home Depot pine wood (the lightest wood I had handy; it still weighs about five pounds I’d guess), no finish applied since I wasn’t quite certain what the proper approach was to finishing something that has hinges and clasps and so on.
Anyway, for all that I’m not so happy with it, she likes it, and at the very least it’s functional. And seeing as there’s no way I’m going to get good at these skills without practicing them, I might as well get something useful out of that practice.