Reading in bed desk

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Project by festus1930 posted 11-07-2013 07:18 PM 794 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine was trying to find a desk for reading in bed but wasn’t able to find what he liked. He gave me a sketch of what he was looking for and asked if I could make one.

I decided to make it “foldable” for transporting.

The wood is Cherry with a semi-gloss “poly”. I resawed a board to get the design on the easel. My daughter saw the
outcome and I had to make another. I did make a “trial” one to see if it would be workable.

-- George, Northern Michigan

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#1 posted 11-07-2013 08:34 PM

Very Nice. And one more thing on my “to do” list.

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#2 posted 11-07-2013 09:10 PM

Thank you. It took some experimenting to get the right dimensions. The second one was much easier.
The “oval is 26” x 14” if that helps, the easel is 11” x 14”, legs about 8” high.

-- George, Northern Michigan

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#3 posted 11-07-2013 09:55 PM

Really cool design

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 11-12-2013 02:56 PM

Like it, looks really comfortable to read in bed with your well designed desk. Beautiful cherry and finish, well done!

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#5 posted 11-12-2013 04:19 PM

Thanks ALL for the generous comments. I find it relaxing to work with wood.

-- George, Northern Michigan

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