Fine Woodworking's Shaker Lap Desk Plan

Fine Woodworking's Shaker Lap Desk Plan

by Christian Becksvoort

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Build a classic Shaker lap desk with this printed plan. Designed by veteran woodworker Christian Becksvoort, this charming traveling desk recreates the era when pen and ink reigned. To craft your own version, one that can house your laptop, start with a copy of the Shaker Lap Desk printed plan. This versatile lap desk provides handy storage in a classic piece that will serve you well. In this plan, Becksvoort lays out a construction plan that makes it easily accessible to beginners and interesting enough to appeal to more advanced craftsmen.


12-3/4 in. deep. by 19-3/4 in. wide

extensive full-size and scale drawings
detailed cutlist
step-by-step companion article

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781631863806
Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/23/2015
Pages: 1
Product dimensions: 9.90(w) x 12.92(h) x 0.12(d)

About the Author

Christian Becksvoort has been a professional woodworker for 40 years and a FWW contributing editor for 25. “After all these years,” he says, “I still work alone. Each piece is designed, laid out, constructed, glued up, sanded, and finished by me.” He builds between 20 and 30 pieces each year, and they range from chairs, tables, and chests of drawers to lamps, clocks, and small sleighs.

Favorite furniture style? “Shaker, of course.”
Favorite rock band? “The Cowboy Junkies.”

He is the author of the woodworking classic, the Shaker Legacy (The Taunton Press, 1998).

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