9 Comfortable And Easy To Make DIY Lap Desks

9 comfortable and easy to make diy lap desks cover

A lap desk is a perfect piece for serving a breakfast in bed or to work at the laptop right in bed – ideal for lazy people or those who have to stay in bed for some reason. Need such a cool piece? Crafting it isn’t difficult at all, so here are some projects to take a look at, get inspired!

One of the best little pleasures in life has to be breakfast in bed. What’s not to love? I don’t indulge in it often enough but when I do, it feels as good as getting the royal treatment. A tray is good to eat in bed but a DIY breakfast in bed table is even better! Not only is this table handy for breakfast in bed but it’s also works as a table to place your laptop on and work from your bed. A bit decadent, but oh so nice especially on those cold, cold days. This easy DIY breakfast in bed table will take your breakfasts in bed to another level.  I’ve also found it handy as a spare table around the house.

DIY contemporary unfinished neutral lap desk (via yourdiyfamily.com)

DIY contemporary unfinished neutral lap desk (via yourdiyfamily.com)

The idea of being able to instantly set up a mini workstation is quite appealing when you spend a good amount of time on the computer. With this DIY floating desk you will be able to get away from the desk and still work comfortably from my laptop during the warm summer months. This lap desk is simple to make and can be constructed in just an hour or so. It’s durable, light weight, and very versatile – as it is not only a laptop desk but can be used as an activity / craft table for your little ones, homework desk, or even a lap table / bed – breakfast tray. This little desk can also provide a comfortable and relaxed way to learn for the upcoming school year – so far so good.

DIY dark stained lap desk (via www.bystephanielynn.com)

DIY dark stained lap desk (via www.bystephanielynn.com)

This folding lap desk is definitely making my life better ever second! Its stylish rustic look is a great complement to most of rooms and I love the rich shade of stain. Besides, it’s folding, which means that it won’t take much space in your home when not in use – isn’t it ideal?

DIY rich-stained folding lap desk  (via jenwoodhouse.com)

DIY rich-stained folding lap desk (via jenwoodhouse.com)

Anyone who has used a computer on their lap knows how hot it can get. One solution for keeping cool is this DIY pillow lap desk. The thick, comfortable cushion keeps the heat away while the desktop provides a stable work surface. You can even customize the top with decorative paper to reflect your own unique style. Most lap desks that you see are made with a top that is a flat piece of wood or fiber board. But this one is made of an artist’s board with a cradle. An artist’s board, available at art supply stores, is a ready-to-paint panel that has a ledge on all four sides of the back; this ledge is called the cradle. The cradle is very useful because the cushion added later can sit right inside of it, providing extra stability while hiding imperfections in the cushion section.

DIY pillow lap desk with a funny decorated top (via www.ehow.com)

DIY pillow lap desk with a funny decorated top (via www.ehow.com)

This lap desk features two furniture trends in one: a living edge board and hairpin legs, which makes it a perfect craft to realize. It will easily fit any contemporary, minimalist, Scandinavian or rustic space and it will easily hold a lot of things as it has metal legs.

DIY rough wood hairpin leg lap desk (via themerrythought.com)

DIY rough wood hairpin leg lap desk (via themerrythought.com)

If you love vintage style, this cool lap desk will be a nice idea for your home. It’s made of an old cupboard door, though you can repurpose any board your have at hand. The good thing about a cupboard door is that it has a feature that prevents things from slippering down. Try it out!

DIY repurposed cupboard door lap desk (via www.myrepurposedlife.com)

DIY repurposed cupboard door lap desk (via www.myrepurposedlife.com)

This lap desk took less than 2 hours to construct and won’t cost you much if you already have some scrap wood at hand. What I like most of all about this lap desk is that it features some storage space inside, though it looks pretty sleek and thin. So cool and so functional!

DIY dark stained lap desk with storage space (via jenwoodhouse.com)

DIY dark stained lap desk with storage space (via jenwoodhouse.com)

Lap desks are great ways to make your hot, solid laptop feel a bit more comfortable during prolonged use. The good ones cost upwards of $30, and few look as cool as this one you can make yourself. Kat and Cam, bloggers at Our Nerd Home, decided to make a lap desk that suited their needs for less cash than it’d cost them at a retail store. To fit them better, they even made it Zelda-themed by creating a Tri-Force pattern on the fabric. Want to make something similar? Head over to the source!

DIY pillow lap desk with printed fabric (via lifehacker.com)

DIY pillow lap desk with printed fabric (via lifehacker.com)

Here’s a rustic pillow lap desk, which can be easily personalized with a large monogram on top – it’s not only a cool idea for your home but also a great gift, for a teacher, for example. Neutral burlap paired with rich stained wood is a great idea for rustic elegance, enjoy!

DIY rustic burlap and wood lap desk with a monogram (via www.shanty-2-chic.com)

DIY rustic burlap and wood lap desk with a monogram (via www.shanty-2-chic.com)