Nathan sits at his desk all day everyday, writing and writing.
Except he doesn’t like to sit very much, so usually he stands. When he stands, he puts his laptop on a contraption made of v8s and food storage.
Recently he began walking on the treadmill while he works sometimes, because he just really prefers movement. He isn’t running or working out or being dangerous, but he does have it on slow to walk while he types.
This seemed like an accident waiting to happen, so we talked about different ideas of how to make his laptop more stable so he can walk and type safely.
Then, the day before he left town, we inherited this lap board from his violin teacher:
We were excited, thinking it was wide enough to fit perfectly.
But alas! ‘Twas two inches too short.
So while he was out of town, I came up with a plan!
I went to Lowe’s and got some 1/2 inch plywood cut to the size we needed:
And I got some supplies from the pipe department:
And I made one stop at Hobby Lobby for a piece of Nathan-blue material, and then sent this picture to Nathan just to keep him in suspense:
Then I gathered all the materials, along with my power drill:
Then I measured and marked holes:
Then I used still bit starter things to get the hole opened up:
I do really love getting to use my drill:
I screwed in the pipe wrap-er around-ers into my piece of wood:
Then I cut holes in the fabric for the new treadmill-handle-holders:
I added some glue around the back edges to add some support where the handles will be sliding in and out:
I added some ribbon to make it classy and match the sticker on the desk:
Mrs. Wallace’s lap desk was already worn out on the bottom and needed refinishing, so it was ready to fix anyway:
I got it attached:
And it turned out well! A funny looking contraption, but it will work for what Nathan needs and be much safer than him trying to balance on v8’s and food storage: