This lap desk was easy to build, it took me less than 2 hrs. The painting and finishing...um, a bit longer. I really hate painting, and filling nail holes is not my favorite thing to do, either. But overall I am glad I built this little desk, as it will keep all of my beads and jewelry-making stuff handy for when I am sitting in front of the tv at night. The side storage compartments were omitted to keep it on the lighter side, and the front handle serves no purpose whatsoever, it is purely decorative. I added my initials on the top, they are just fancy gold stickers I found at the craft store.
General Finishes Gel Stain in Prairie Wheat
Semi-gloss polyurethane clear finish