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Lap Desk for Kids

Whether at home or on the road, kids will enjoy writing and drawing on this portable slant-top desk. It keeps their art supplies organized and handy whenever inspiration strikes!

Kids Lap desk
Boy with desk on lap
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A divider forms separate areas for
paper and a lift-out pencil box. The
box bottom has magnets to hold it in
place on the desk.
Showing inside of desk
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Kids Lap desk

Here's a project sure to stir a youth to action in the shop. It features easy-to-make parts and super simple glue-and-screw butt joinery. Now team up with a youngster, as Managing Editor Marlen Kemmet did with his enthusiastic 8-year-old son, Carter, and build -- along with the project -- great memories.

Note: After preparing the parts as explained in the first section of this article, have your partner join forces to complete the machining and assembly starting with the section titled "Assemble the lap desk".

As a convenience to allow you to view this free woodworking plan before downloading it, we now offer a page-by-page review. If you like the plan, you'll find a Click here for a free downloadable plan link on the last page of the plan. The downloadable plan will have larger, easier to view illustrations than the online preview.

Need help downloading plans? For step-by-step instructions, use the link below.


Continued on page 2:  Prepare the Parts

 

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Comments (11)
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grooverjamesr wrote:

@ k a martin I am on Firefox right now and can download this plan. Have no idea what you are looking at, but the plans are downloadable and on the last page labeled Shop Tips

4/24/2014 01:02:36 PM Report Abuse
k a martin wrote:

Why do you not provide this to be down loaded by FIREFOX?

10/30/2011 05:17:09 PM Report Abuse
Robert Huenke wrote:

would lbe nice for addults to

8/27/2010 06:22:45 AM Report Abuse
tbclark7 wrote:

built one that holds a lap top, and gave it my God Daughter for a graduation present ... she loves it. Would up a pic, but do not see how to do it here. Made it from multiple type woods so she could see the different woods.

8/19/2010 07:58:04 PM Report Abuse
paulfs wrote:

To download the plan, goto the plan, click Print, scroll to the bottom of the plan and click download.

8/19/2010 12:14:37 PM Report Abuse
tlwhitley wrote:

for herbwofford, dray72710, & bmwesa try this link and got to bottom of page under the heading for Finishing the project, it will show ¿Continued on page 7: SHOP TIP http://www.woodmagazine.com/woodworking-plans/furniture/lap-desk-for-kids/?page=7

8/6/2010 07:33:53 PM Report Abuse
gothmomma wrote:

In an adult size, these will make a great laptop computer desk. Gets the screen up where I can see what I'm writing without having to bend over and tire my back.

8/6/2010 11:54:21 AM Report Abuse
woodhaug wrote:

Great idea I plan on making an adult size. Great plans right at the end of shop tip. Thanks

8/6/2010 08:11:37 AM Report Abuse
smallengineserv wrote:

Click on "SHOP TIP" go down the page - Right under "© Copyright Meredith Corporation 2004, 2010" In BLUE LETTERS it says "Click here for free down loadable plan" Click on it - it doeswork and plans a clear and easy to read.

8/5/2010 01:32:50 PM Report Abuse
cweant wrote:

Look on the "Shop Tip" page directly below the Copyright. "© Copyright Meredith Corporation 2004, 2010"

8/5/2010 10:35:36 AM Report Abuse
cweant wrote:

Did you try down loading the PDF file? It is on the last page.

8/2/2010 01:11:20 PM Report Abuse

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