A laptop table is a convenient and functional item, but not every store can be found. And so we decided to share with you the secrets of self-manufacturing of this necessary thing.
Interior designer Elena Sokolova invented, designed and made a stand for a laptop with her own hands, and we will use her hint.
So, you can find materials for a homemade table in any hardware store. And you will need wood glue, pine, birch dowels, screws, plastic corners and colorless impregnation for wood.
For decorating, you can buy a varnish, acrylic paint, a lighter, a kerosene lamp or a blowtorch.
From the tools you will need a small toothed wood saw, drill, knife, jigsaw, plane, ax, hammer, chisel, ruler, pencil, emery paper.
In order to make a design project, you need to take measurements. According to the author’s calculations, the optimal height of the product should be 30 cm, you need to determine the width and length necessary for your option.
To perform the work you will need the following wooden blanks:
- 4 legs, whose height is equal to the height of the structure;
- 4 tabletops – they are designed to connect with the legs and “hold” the grid. Two long should correspond to the length of the future “working field” of the table, the other two – the width (they will be “perpendicular guides”);
- the length of the sticks of the space intended for the computer must be equal to the width of the “working field” taking into account the two-centimeter margin;
- stand for the mouse and other accessories – its parameters are calculated similarly.
All parts are made of ungrafted pine timber. Finished building materials can be purchased on the market: you will need a bar for legs (50×50 mm), a bead for making gratings (10×10 mm), bars for “side guides” (20×50 mm).
Amateur gardeners can make this handy thing from the branches and trunks left after preparing the trees for winter.
To make a place for a mini-computer, in each bead with a jigsaw, you must perform the grooves (see diagram). All elements, as a result of these actions are firmly connected to each other, are installed in the same plane.
Similarly, the stand is made for accessories.
For the manufacture of the frame, you need to mark the bars intended for the long and short sides of the object being made and drill holes in them. Holes are needed to fix the grilles – under the laptop and accessories.
After that you need to prepare the “seats” for the legs.
Insert the finished accessory stand into the drill holes in the holes. Place under the computer in the same way.
Using the dowels set on the glue, assemble the parts according to the diagram.
After the final drying of the glue, sharp corners need to be smoothed – a drill with interchangeable sandpaper circles is used for this. And you need to round the guides (at the joints) and the outer end of the legs.
To protect the wood from drying out and protect the product from contamination, its surface is covered with a colorless protective impregnation.
The lattice design will protect your work tool from overheating and ease its overall weight.