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How to Make a Herringbone Laptop Tray

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With my garage workshop makeover, I’ve been wanting to create a workspace that allows me to bring a computer in. I do a ton of video and pictures for blog posts, and it sucks having to run downstairs to my office to upload those pics and videos in the middle of projects.
Before, there was no way I could even think of bringing a laptop into this area!
I decided to not just clean my workbench, but to make a DIY laptop tray in a fun herringbone pattern using pallets and scrap wood.
The laptop tray keeps my new computer off of the bench where it could come in contact with a lot of debris and paint or stain spills!
I used my empire square to mark each board into 7″ pieces to use for the herringbone pattern. I could get two 7″ pieces from each board.
It’s really easy to create this pattern, just by staggering them at right angles!
Once I got the fit just right, I used wood glue to secure the pieces.
Anyhow, the smaller pieces needed to be specially cut to get them to fit. You can use a miter saw or a jigsaw.
I used my power drill to screw in the legs in the pocket holes..
AFTER!
Now, it will be up high and out of harm’s way, while still allowing me to be productive in one workspace instead of being spread out over the house.
I’m thinking of making another one for the bedroom, but with “good” wood.
Not bad for scrap wood that didn’t cost me a dime, right??
To know the step by step procedure on how I did this, just head over to my blog. Hope to see you there. Oh, Don't forget to leave a comment. I would like to hear your thoughts on this project.

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  • Sally Gillies
    Sally Gillies Ormond Beach, FL
    on Nov 26, 2016

    I love this! And I especially like the craftsmanship that is so easy to see: nice, neat edges and attention to detail. Thanks for sharing!

  • Sandra Allen
    Sandra Allen
    on Nov 26, 2016

    Very cool!!

  • Nancy
    Nancy Austin, TX
    on Nov 26, 2016

    That is the cleanest workbench I have ever seen!

  • Carolbutterfield07
    Carolbutterfield07
    on Nov 26, 2016

    I love this. Might not be a bad idea for me.

  • DN
    DN Orland Park, IL
    on Nov 26, 2016

    I love it! Super cool. 😎

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