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Project by DarrylJN posted 638 days ago 1804 views 11 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this lap desk so I can write code and hang out with the family instead of being in the office all of the time. I’m not a big fan of placing the laptop on my lap and I prefer to use a mouse as well so this lap desk will work out great. This project is made from Walnut and Pecky Cypress and is about 38 inches by 15 inches and is coated with General Finishes Satin PolyAcrylic.

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC





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#1 posted 638 days ago

Looks like a wonderful addition to your recliner!!

-- Dennis, WV

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#2 posted 638 days ago

A cool idea but I really like the proud Daddy with his adorable little girl in your icon.Have fun and keep up the great work. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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DarrylJN

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#3 posted 638 days ago

Thanks Alistair!

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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#4 posted 638 days ago

what a nice lap desk! I love seeing other’s work to learn more!

-- Ethan, CT: Check out my Small Business at http://www.spudwoodworks.com & also follow me on twitter https://twitter.com/Ethan_Woodworks

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DarrylJN

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#5 posted 638 days ago

Thanks Ethan! I saw the idea somewhere years ago and it just came to mind a few weeks ago so I figured I would try it. Now, I have neighbors who want me to make them one as well!

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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#6 posted 638 days ago

I made something similar for my wife a couple of years ago only not as creative as you – I just put some edge banding on a piece of birch ply, shellacked it and there you go. Yours actually has some style. Nice job.

Funny side story – I was going to post the one I made and then it dawned on me – it’s just a board. :)

-- If the world was a logical place, men would be the ones who ride horses sidesaddle.

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DarrylJN

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#7 posted 637 days ago

LOL! It is just a board but people post cuttingboards (like myself) so this is sort of the same thing.

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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#8 posted 637 days ago

Very nice, I like the 2 materials. How thick did you make it?
Michigander

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DarrylJN

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#9 posted 637 days ago

Thanks Michigander! It’s 1/2 inch thick.

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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