Lap Desks for the Grandkids

Submitted by Jake on Fri, 10/25/2013 - 17:23

A lap desk for each Grandkid. They love using them for watching TV, reading, and a flat surface for building Lego castles...

Just a couple of suggestions. First the holes must be drilled exactly in the middle of the leg and the frame or the leg will not fold properly. I suggest placing the hole about 1/16" off center and then sanding the leg to make it flush when folded. Second the bolt only needs to be 2". I also used my $30 trim router from Harbor Freight to round-over all of the exposed edges.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$7 each
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Finish Used
None, but may paint them in the future.
Recommended Skill Level



Sat, 11/30/2013 - 06:55

Did you have any issues with the cap nuts loosening when you raise and lower the legs? I bought 2" bolts (1/4" bolts and drilled 1/4" holes. Now the bolts turn when I raise and lower the legs and the cap nuts loosen. I'd appreciate any suggestions you might have. Thanks!