Folding Laptop Desk

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Project by Cory posted 485 days ago 1128 views 10 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Christmas present for my wife, so don’t tell her, yet. It’s a folding laptop desk made from walnut. The frame is joined with finger joints. The legs fold on a simple screw pivot. The top is attached with homemade clips (I had always bought commercial versions before, but I think I’ll make my own from now on). Finish has become my go to: Danish oil and wax. Dimensions are approx 26” x 17” x 10”.

Thanks for looking.


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#1 posted 485 days ago

Perfect present indeed!

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#2 posted 485 days ago

Oh yes. Very nice.

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#3 posted 485 days ago

Great job and present,,, Shhhh I wont tell no one ….

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#4 posted 485 days ago

I like this ,very nice.

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#5 posted 485 days ago

well done Cory … everything fits together very well, color, grain,workmanship and design

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#6 posted 485 days ago


Very nice gift! The walnut makes it especially lovely and the box joints are a nice added detail. It’s somewhat similar to one I made last year. Thanks for posting.


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#7 posted 484 days ago

Nice I really like it. I’m going to have to make one for myself.

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#8 posted 484 days ago

Thanks for the kind words everyone.

L/W: I really like yours…very fancy!

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#9 posted 484 days ago

Stellar jiob, as usual, Cory….I always like looking at your projects…You do really nice and clean work….I think your spouse will get good use out of that laptop desk…I know mine has about wore hers out I made her….....Carry on…...!!!

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