DIY Bent Plywood Lap Tray


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Today I’m so excited to be teaming up with my friends at BuildSomething to bring you free building plans for this DIY Bent Plywood Lap Tray! If you haven’t checked out, it’s Kreg’s DIY project plan site. It is a fantastic resource for free building plans, and has a great community atmosphere where we all can request projects, post our own plans, and share projects! Sounds right up our ally!

For today’s project, I wanted to try out some fun applications for Kreg’s new tool—the Accu-cut Saw Guide. The saw guide’s footplate attaches to a circular saw much like Kreg’s Rip Cut, but then sits into grooves on a metal track that can be placed anywhere as a straight-edge guide for the saw. For those of you who have ever checked out pricing on a track saw, you know what a big deal it is to have a quality, affordable option in the game.

Kreg Accu-cut Saw Guide by Build Basic

Because the track is so easy place and to align with marks on any piece of wood, I immediately thought of Kerf cutting. Kerf cuts are parallel cuts made close together that don’t run all the way through the wood. These cuts create relief gaps that can make a rigid piece of plywood bendable. Fun, right?


For a starter project, I used the Accu-cut Saw Guide and my circular saw to create kerf cuts in a piece of ¾-inch plywood. I then bent the plywood 90-degrees along the kerf cuts to turn the ends of the board into the vertical legs of a tray.


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Bent Plywood Lap Tray

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2 thoughts on “DIY Bent Plywood Lap Tray

  1. Julie

    Love your blog! Love the lap tray project. This would be perfect for when i travel in my RV. Just a tip for saving money at Lowes for your home improvement projects: I buy a coupon at I separate my purchases into $100 transactions so i can use 1 coupon per transaction ($20 off $100). This way I am saving 20% just with the coupon alone. Then i go to Raise or Paypal digital gifts and buy a lowes gift card. This can save another 10% depending on the discount at the time and I use the giftcard to pay for the purchases.

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