Whether your home office is at the kitchen table or you’ve got an entire room set aside for your office space, sometimes it’s nice to relax on the couch or in your bed while working on your computer.
While there are any number of lap desks on the market, creating your own lap desk is inexpensive and easy, and it allows you to customize it to suite both your tastes and your needs.
Check out these clever lap desk ideas to help inspire your own DIY lap desk creation.:
1. Lap Desks with Storage
Blogger Alyssa of Alyssa and Carla created a clever lap desk with a place to hide things such as her phone, pens and a calculator. The entire project was inexpensive and quick, taking her about an hour to finish.
If you’re comfortable using power tools, this wood frame lap desk is designed with a sliding top, and offers plenty of storage underneath.
2. No-Sew Lap Desks
Using an inexpensive, pre-made lap desk, fabric glue, stain and trim, A Beautiful Mess blogger Emma created his and hers lap desks…for under $20 per desk!
Have kids? This smart lap desk uses a tray to help keep toys where they belong…on the desk! Check out the detailed tutorial here.
3. Lap Desks with Legs
If you prefer a lap desk that doesn’t rest on your lap, this DIY lap desk features legs and a sturdy epoxy resin top.
If you’re the type of person who always has a bit of extra wood, stain and screws to spare hanging around, this lap desk could cost you less than five bucks!
4. Repurposed Material Lap Desks
Finally, this very clever lap desk was created from old cupboard doors, hinges, twine, and dowels. Click here for the detailed, easy to follow tutorial.
For more tips on better desk management, check out these posts.