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Topic: Hardcore-Budget Lap Desk ala FedEx (pic heavy)  (Read 9661 times)
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Kristen81
« on: December 01, 2006 07:37:23 PM »

So here we are.  The FedEx Lap Table (for laptop!)



Want to make your own?

You will need 3 Fedex LARGE boxes, 1 Fedex MEDIUM box, an utility knife, a ruler and packing tape.

1.  Assemble the MEDIUM box and 2 of the LARGE boxes.


2.  Cut about 7" of the end of one of the assembled LARGE boxes (Keep the larger half) and cut just the very edge off the other assembled large box (now you have two boxes of different sizes with one closed end and one open end.


3.  Take the medium box and slide it in to the smaller LARGE box (just to provide stability.  You can use the cast off box bits to make "shims" to make the fit tighter(reccommended).  Tape just at edge of large box so it holds medium box in place.


4.  Slide other half of large box over medium box until edges of large box meet and medium box is totally concealed. Tape large box edges together.


5.  To make the legs of your table, take the remaining large box assemble it and find the center.  Measure out an inch on either side of your center point.  Cut along one off center line on one side of the box and the other off center line on the other side of the box (lines will not be right above each other...thats the idea.  On the sides of the box cut a diagonal line that joins the off center cuts on the top and bottom of the box (each side).  In effect you are cutting the box in half but at an angle.




The above image is of the completed legs

6.  On the underside of your assembled tabletop cut a hole large enough to accomodate your leg (trace the angled side against the box) and insert legs (angling out).
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Secure around with tape so legs don't shift.

Voila!!
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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2006 08:30:32 PM »

What a great idea!  I'll have to do this to keep my hot laptop off of my sensitive legs...maybe i can even pait it...or decoupage....oh, you've started something terrible...
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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2006 08:33:35 PM »

that's completely ingenius. i love it Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2006 10:46:49 PM »

What an evil-y delicious idea!
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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2006 01:41:03 AM »

i LOVE THIS UNIQUE iDEA...AND I MAY MAKE ONE OF MY OWN!!! THANX
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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2006 04:33:56 AM »

OH KRISTEN YOU EVIL GENIUS...  ANYWAYS, I THINK THAT THIS IS AN AWESOME IDEA.  WE JUST NEED TO COVER UP THAT NASTY FEDEX LOGO SOMEHOW...  KRISTIN, I REALLY HOPE THAT YOUR NEXT PROJECT IS SOME SORT OF "LAPTOP TABLE COZY" MADE OUT OF CAMMO YARN (JK)  Kiss
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« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2006 06:46:26 AM »

oo thats a great idea. Might be good to poke holes in the bottom though, unless the fan is somewhere else. Dont want the laptop to overheat  Tongue
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« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2006 10:34:19 AM »

Hey guys!  Just a quick note... let's not focus on the topic of Fedex or stealing/getting free boxes, keep the topic on the Lap Desk itself.

Thanks!
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« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2006 01:40:20 PM »

I love that!

I would definitely make this, but I'd cover it with contact paper and decorate it...
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« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2006 04:08:59 PM »

Sorry guys, but I am entirely serious when I say discuss the craft and not FedEx.  Off-topic posts have been deleted or edited.

Thanks again!
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