I designed a laptop desk to be used in the living room. Its nice to be able to browse while watching/listening to the news. It’s base is designed to slide under an over stuffed chair or couch.
I made the prototype base out of pine planed down to 1″. I used my scroll saw to cut entwined roses in the pedestal. My daugher Bekah has this one.
I experimented with inlays when making the one for my wife. I created a pattern and cut it out of clear 1/8″ boxwood with my scroll saw. I traced the cutout on the table top, and used a spiral bit in my router to make the recess freehand. I taped a LED flashlight to my router base to help see the outline better.
I cut the boxwood pieces apart like making a puzzle and then used trans-tint dyes to color each part. I then set the pieces in the recess using marine epoxy to hold them in place.
The Pedestal for this one is made from African Mahogany. I used a scrollsaw to cut the design my wife made with flowers, dragonflies, and bumble bees.
The base is made of oak with walnut stretchers.