My wife needs a foot rest for her desk at work. I looked around the house, and found an old folding tray table that does the trick. Using simple hand tools and a few fasteners I found around the house, here is what I came up with.
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Step 1: Tools and Supplies
Tray Table (Salvage)
Drill with bit (to pre-drill for Screws)
Step 2: Visualize
I used a drawing pad to visualize the finished product. Hold a flat object against the tray-table to figure out how long to leave the legs.
Step 3: Cut Legs to Length
Cut leg to length, ours are 5 1/2 inches.
Step 4: Cut Supports
Use the left over pieces from the try table to cut supports for the legs.
Step 5: Assemble
1. Attach a dowel support to attached the legs to each other.
2. Attach leg supports to tray table top and to the leg - do this for each leg
Step 6: Enjoy
Give it a test drive, then present a one-of-a-kind (until you make one) gift.
Thanks to my tenn-age Daughter for taking pictures and helping design this item.
Step 7: Document
Last step is to create an instructable so that everyone can build on and improve this simple idea :)
This is my first Instructable - so I'm anxious to see what you all think!