I was looking for a desktop to work at home with a laptop, something that allows me to get it as close as possible to work at my couch. Nothing was good enough to fit my needs, too big or too expensive. And then, an idea came to my mind when I received a donation of a few tubular chairs to create my own personalized laptop desk.
Here I´ll show you how to build a cheap desk with few materials and tools.
Step 1: Step 1. Gathering Materials and Tools
You will need the following:
1 tubular chair, that can be obtained for cheap in a flea market or from used furniture store (just the frame will be needed) ~$10.
1 wooden board 60 cm x 80 cm or just a little bigger than the frame (~$4).
4 Phillips flat head screws for wood (30mm long max.) or similar to fix tubular frame to wooden board ~($1).
1/2 Liter of preferred color paint, or you can just leave it as it is, the wood smells always good.
2 Plastic belts (10 cm and 12cm)
Optional: 1 aluminum tubular profile 2.5 cm x 100 cm
1 aluminum rolling door profile (C shape) 4.5 cm x 100 cm
2 Phillips flat head screws for metal (30mm long max.)
1 aluminum bicycle bottle holder and screw, a plastic one can be used too, but for experience is kind of weak to hold a bottle of half liter of German beer, :-).
Electric screwdriver and bits, or manual.
Saw for aluminum
Driller and bits in case of need flat monitor stand