The laptop desk is as convenient to use today as it was in the 1860's when it was a common item. This one is made of poplar wood and its plan has been modified to store modern day accessories and paper sizes. (We painted it black after the project was completed.) In this project you'll learn about using dadoes in case construction. This is a valuable skill to master as you'll use it many times in building strong bookcases, cabinets, dressers, and other boxes. Requires advanced woodworking skills. Plan includes step-by-step photos and instructions.