I wanted to make an affordable table for my laptop with a couple of small shelves and stationery storage.
And I wanted to do it using nothing more than a single sheet of plywood
Here's how I did it
I had a small space when I was at college in my dorm and a very limited budget so with I set myself a budget (£100) and measured the space I had to fit the finished table. The maximum width i had was between a wall and a wardrobe which measured 830mm. I decided then that the overall width of my finished piece would be 800mm.
In order to keep cost to a minimum too, I decided I wanted to make the entire piece from a single 8 x 4ft sheet of 18mm Plywood. I had hoped to make it from Birch Plywood but as the cost of this material was so high, I had to settle for a lower B grade.
The CAD drawing shown above is of the final design i came up with. It has been slightly modified from the piece I produced as after I made it, my neice said she would like one also so I added a curved top and a small heart. I think this makes the piece a bit more feminine and more interesting for someone of her age (11).