Inspired by a project seen on pinterest, i decided to create a laptop lap stand that had to no only hold my laptop (of course) but also hold my iphone on a reading position and have room for a wireless mouse or maybe an external HD.
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Step 1: Find the Wood and Cut It to Length
I have a bunch of plywood laying around my backyard and that piece was almost the size i needed.
I roughly decided where i should cut and marked it with the pencil. Then used a square to trace a line from an end to the other.
Then used my circular saw to cut it.
Step 2: IPhone Place
I then traced the iphone format to the wood
Using a marking tape on the drill bit I was able to drill several holes to the plywood without going all the way through.
And then I used a screwdriver as a chisel to make everything look nice and round.
I also had to carve a little bit towards the edge (not carving the top) so the iPhone wouldnt stand straight.
Step 3: Drilling Cooling Holes
I traced the laptop's shape to the wood to know where to drill the holes.
I used a flat 3/4 drill bit
I drilled the first hole on the top left edge and traced lines from the center of it on both directions.
After that i marked from the edge of the hole several 1cm distance marks so each hole would have a 1cm distance from each other.
Step 4: Sanding and Finishing
After drilling all the holes, it was time to sand everything flush.
I used 80 grip sand paper and went through 120, 180 to finish with 220 grip.
After sanding, clean the dust with a dry rag and then apply oil or varnish to finish.
I prefered oil because it looks better in my opinion and it is cheaper.
Remove the excess with a dry rag and wait for it to dry for a few minutes.
And you're good to go.