Sunday, March 6, 2011

Laptable for Laptop

Aloha oukou,
I mentioned in the previous post about finishing my laptable for my laptop (say that 5 times). Well I'm happy to say I've finished it!  My husband finished these boards quite some time ago, but I didn't follow through with the cushion part 'til now.
cushion face that will rest on lap
bottom that will hook & loop to board
attached to board
ready to use
  Can you see the lip just below the laptop? That keeps the computer from slipping.
So without turning this into a tutorial what I did to make the cushion was measure the board at the narrowest part of the width and height to get my measurements. I stitched the fluffy part of the hook and loop to the bottom of the cushion. I did this because, if I wash it when I remove it from the board, I didn't want any clothes or towels etc. to stick to it. After sewing it together I filled it with beanbag plastic pellets and shredded foam. I hot-glued the other part of the hook and loop to the board.  The easiest way to do this if you don't want to measure is to attach it to the part that's on the cushion, flip it over onto the board and glue a little at a time from one end to the other. I made four cushions, two for me and two for DH.  So when one is being washed, we can attach the extra cushion to the board. I place my laptop a little more to the left on the board; gives me room to use a mouse on the right-hand side..
What would I do differently?  I would probably use styrofoam pellets instead of the plastic pellets, only because the styrofoam is lighter in weight and the cushion feels a bit heavy with what I used.
It is however working fine for me other than the color; think I'll paint the board another color. Hehehe.
Aloha for now,


  1. What a wonderful idea! Love these!

    Hope you're having a lovely weekend!


  2. Beautiful! You're so talentd and how sweet of your hubby to help, too!

  3. What a clever idea. You are so talented. Welcome to the world of retirement! I am just getting used to it too.!!!!

  4. great idea grammie! i'm sure it will be put to good use!

  5. You're so lucky that your hubby is so talented, too. You two make a GREAT pair!I can see why the grandkids love spending time at your house!There's always soemthing creative going on!

    Have a great week!

  6. Oh my goodness! This is soooo clever! What a cool idea! Thank you so much for sharing this! And thank you so much for your support against my fight with B.C.!


  7. Wow! these are really cool! Love the covers you made for them (x's 5!) so creative! thanks for sharing them with us!

  8. I used to just put my laptop on my lap - but it gets way too warm! This is such a wonderful idea - and yours came out great!


  9. Hi...this lap table is so cute. Such a great idea. Loved that you used pellets. I need to try that!
    Take care,


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