Laptop End Table

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Project by Randy posted 05-19-2008 01:42 AM 4576 views 8 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project came from the desire to work on my laptop in comfort. I was tired of picking up my laptop from the table beside my chair and putting it back 5-10 times a hour.

Made from Walnut, walnut scain and oil-urathine finish.
The section of the top that the Laptop rests on is hinged to incline/lower onto your lap while you are seated.

-- If you have gone through a whole day without learning something new, you wasted it.

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#1 posted 05-19-2008 02:01 AM

Brilliant idea!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 05-19-2008 02:10 AM

I love that. I have been looking for something similar to that. Do you have any plans? Does the pivot happen with hardware, or did you do it with a wooden mechanism?

Thanks for the idea. Keep up the good work.

Rob Hix

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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#3 posted 05-19-2008 02:19 AM

Thanks for the kind coments.
I do have plans of a sort. I’ll look into posting something.
The pivot is the strongest door hinge that I could find and some wood supports.

-- If you have gone through a whole day without learning something new, you wasted it.

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#4 posted 05-19-2008 02:48 AM

that is a great idea, necessity is the mother of invention, and for the record, for all us left handed people, this project looks even better if you look at the pictures in the mirror

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#5 posted 05-19-2008 04:07 AM

that’s a really cool project Randy.
The walnut looks great and it look extremely comfortable.

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#6 posted 05-19-2008 04:17 AM

great idea !! how do we ever get anything done in the shop with all the time we spend online !!???? lol

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#7 posted 05-19-2008 04:13 PM

Awesome idea…just an amazingly simple idea I wish I had thought up!

-- Sam, Texas

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#8 posted 05-19-2008 04:15 PM

EXCELLENT idea and job.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#9 posted 05-19-2008 04:20 PM

Terrific idea Randy, look forward to seeing your plans!

-- Bill, Florida

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Raymond Dersch

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#10 posted 05-19-2008 05:57 PM

Great functional piece! I could use one of those.

-- A King, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties. A Father can do neither. -Marlene Dietrich

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Scott Bryan

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#11 posted 05-20-2008 01:29 AM


This is a very nice project that is not only functional but it is good looking as well.

Very nicely done.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#12 posted 05-22-2008 02:20 PM

brilliant! i am looking forward for the plans….

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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