Little Lap Desk

UPDATE: Now available in our etsy store!


I grew up with a Mickey Mouse lap desk. Mickey was posed happily in the center of a white hardboard top. And an orange cushion was attached to the underside to ensure full comfort while I colored the day away.



























I loved that little lap desk. And years later I was given a larger, grown-up version with a mahogany stained top, ergonomic design, perfectly-contoured cushion and absolutely no Mickey Mouse. But I loved that one, too. I set my very first lap top on it one day and never looked back.

So, in the interest of creating things that we love, it was high-time we made a lap desk.



























This one is made of birch ply. It is adorned with a very simple and very cute elephant. We used a white wash so that the grain of the wood still shows through. And the eye and ear are drawn on with a silver paint marker.

The wood and artwork were then sealed with a few coats of a water-based polycrylic. So, that elephant ain't going anywhere.



























The cushion underneath (not pictured) is made of organic cotton and filled with bamboo stuffing. We also added velcro strips so the cushion can be removed if necessary to clean.



























Now, our niece, Gibson, can take her lap desk anywhere and comfortably color her day away.


(Again, thanks to Geoff Wood Photography for the crackalackin' shots.)

Matt and Lisa