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Topic: Lid + Jeans = Lap Desk!  (Read 35139 times)
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« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2007 08:41:54 PM »

thanks that helped me a lot now i think i can make a test one for my teacher cuz i can find lots of thick cardboard
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« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2008 09:48:31 AM »

I want to make one for DH and his laptop, and for occasional use my me and my crafts (I usually take over the whole table).  I don't have any mismatched bins and lids right now (shocking), but do you think the plastic is a bad idea for a warm laptop?  I doubt it will melt, but warm plastic can't be a good idea.  I found some lovely bamboo cutting boards at TJ Maxx, but they're heavy.
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« Reply #22 on: January 29, 2008 12:39:19 PM »

I want to make one for DH and his laptop, and for occasional use my me and my crafts (I usually take over the whole table).  I don't have any mismatched bins and lids right now (shocking), but do you think the plastic is a bad idea for a warm laptop?  I doubt it will melt, but warm plastic can't be a good idea.  I found some lovely bamboo cutting boards at TJ Maxx, but they're heavy.

Hmmm...thinking back to my own laptop, I don't think it would do any harm, but I would be bothered by the flexibility of the lid.  Masonite would be a good substitute... Art stores have 'sketch boards' that are essentially giant clip boards, and if you could find one of those on-the-cheap, it'd probably be perfect....

Anyone else with ideas?
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« Reply #23 on: February 24, 2008 05:09:17 PM »

i've been meaning to make one of these for soooo long!
looks neat !x
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« Reply #24 on: April 18, 2008 11:38:24 AM »

awesome idea!
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« Reply #25 on: April 21, 2008 11:21:47 AM »

For years I've used a lap desk, both to work on and (probably more often) for eating in front of the TV.  The top is, I think, masonite with a thin laminate on top, the bottom stuffed with something pellet-y rather than pillow-type stuffing.  The fabric is the best part: a silly monkey print, stained from all its use but still in good condition.  And while I don't plan to replace it, you have definitely inspired me to be on the lookout for an orphaned lid with which to make a new one.  Then maybe I'll see if the facbric of old one can be cleaned....
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« Reply #26 on: April 30, 2008 05:25:21 PM »

what a great idea! i have a lap desk but it is not big enough for what i need it to do, so thanks for the awesome idea i will HAVE to make one of these!
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« Reply #27 on: May 03, 2008 03:10:56 PM »

Looks great!
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calnorth
« Reply #28 on: August 15, 2008 04:58:55 PM »

Awesome!  Now I know what to do with the orphan lids that seem to have collected here!
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mwainste
« Reply #29 on: August 15, 2008 11:37:03 PM »

that is so clever!!!! love love love it!
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