I posted these pics over in A.B.P.W., but I since I wound up hosting
them on the web anyway I figured I'd post them here as well.
I made this lap desk as a gift for my wife:
It is made of maple. The finish is a dye stain and multiple coats of
shellac rubbed out to a satin finish. I even managed to figure out how
to sew up the fabric pad on the bottom, which is filled with micro-
beads to allow the bottom pad to conform to your lap. The interior is
lined with felt.
She is quite pleased with it.