This Week in the Shop: The Other Xmas Gifts

I never did get my wife an engagement ring when I should have six years ago now.  I finally picked up a diamond for her.  In order to make it a surprise and get an excuse for “what did you do all day on your week off”, I spent half a week building her a laptop stand –

The top is reclaims stage floor, while the tray is just something laying around.  I added some oak strips for anchoring for the hinges.  I bought the hinges.  The blue cloth is a place mat folded over and held in place with staples.  The hollow was filled with rice.  It took a few days to complete, but I worked slow and spent that time shopping for a ring.

The other scrap project: