- A few scraps of wood I got free. I actually got a whole trunk-ful of free wood that was sitting on the curb after an estate auction.
- Gorilla Glue
- Some Clamps
- A children's travel lap desk (I purloined mine from my kids after it was sitting for 2 years unused. I am sure you could pick one up at a thrift store pretty cheap)
The travel desk, as you can see in the pictures below, is basically a bean bag attached to a board so that a kid can write on the top while the bean bag under it keeps it steady.
In this case, it will keep the laptop steady.