Practice your hand tool woodworking skills with Chris Becksvoort‘s classic Shaker lap desk project. Made with pine, the lap desk features exposed dovetails, breadboard ends with cherry pegs, and compartment dividers.
The simplicity and elegance of this 200-year-old design make it appropriate for both traditional functions and the digital age, like writing while seated and working on your laptop or tablet. The interior dividers are removable, giving you flexible options for storing your devices, cords, paper, or pens.
- Lay Out the Dovetails
- Cutting the Divertails
- Lay Out and Cut the Pins
- Cutting the Dadoes
- Clue-up the Cases
- Rough Fit the Bottom
- The Top and Breadboards
- Glue-up the Case and Bottom
- Shaping the Dividers
- Add the Hinges and Top
Disc includes this project’s cut list, plans, and 3D model.
Total running time: 131 minutes
2018 Lie-Nielsen Toolworks. Made in the USA.
Chris is widely respected as a fine furniture maker, teacher, and author. In addition to building heirloom quality pieces in his shop in New Gloucester, Maine, Chris has been a neighbor and friend to the Sabbathday Lake Shakers for many years.