A&C Computer Lap Tray

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Project by bake posted 10-16-2012 08:50 PM 2116 views 8 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A&C style lap tray / desk for my laptop.
My laptop would get pretty hot and make my legs ache and I’m pretty sure it was hard on the computer too.
I went with the A&C style to get some practice with m&t joinery, I also figured the slats would let the air circulate better. It seems to work well, the computer doesn’t get nearly as hot and my legs have stopped hurting.
Made entirely of salvaged wood, it is an assortment of quarter and rift sawn white oak and flat sawn red oak.
Stained dark with a min-wax gel stain to get a more uniform look from the mismatched wood.
There were no metal fasteners used in this project.
Cost $0.

This is very similar to one that Steve in Marin did on WWFMM. This one was all but finished before I saw his video, the leg assembly’s are very similar.

-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.

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#1 posted 10-16-2012 09:19 PM

Very Nice !!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#2 posted 10-17-2012 12:42 AM

I should make one of these, my legs get hot too ;) Very Nice!!

Thanks for Sharing

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#3 posted 10-17-2012 02:26 AM

Very nice work. Like the cost!

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#4 posted 10-17-2012 05:24 PM

Really a cool lap table and it’s built with my favorite four letter ‘F’ word, FREE!!

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#5 posted 10-17-2012 06:06 PM

Awesome. I’m going to the garage and making one right now! What a good idea. I spend a while each night watching tv and using sketch up, this would be perfect.

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#6 posted 10-19-2012 02:31 AM

Great tray at an even greater price! I like the slats. The overall tray is a little similar to one I built last year.


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