Thursday, December 23, 2010

Another Christmas gift

Each year my family draws names for a gift exchange. This year I drew my dad! I knew right away that I wanted to make him something with my own two hands. At first I thought he would like a new bench (since his one outside his back door finally rotted and met it's death upon his burn pile). But then I found a plan from Ana White for a Lap Desk. My dad currently keeps a large particle type board by his chair to use at meal time or to hold his reading matterial so I thought his would be a perfect fit for him. I didn't really modify Ana's plans at all except for the use of a few pocket screws so I could use my new jig. This was the project that I first did with my newest tool. I did chose to exclude the side storage. I am hoping this will be slended enough to fit in his lap while sitting in his recliner, otherwise I guess he'll have to start sitting on the sofa.

Now, my dad is fond of wood in it's natural state so I only applied a tung oil finish to help with durability. As with my previous post about the chair, I am not happy with how the wood filler looks and if this were for myself (which I might just end up making one to keep) I would have painted it.

So here it is! What do you think? Not bad for one evening worth of work, I think! 

1 comment:

  1. I want one! AWESOME!I hope he liked it and that it fit in the recliner!


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