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Lapboard Not The Best

Reviewing: Not Indicated Lap Desk  |  Rating:
Joan Young By Joan Young on
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This works fine on chairs that aren’t too wide, but I was a bit disappointed.

I own a very old, and larger, example of one of these boards that I use all the time. So I thought I would get a couple for gifts for people. They are ok, but not big enough to work on all chairs.

The main idea is that you can sit in a chair with arms and lay this across the arms, making a desk. This does have a nice hard, wood-grain finish surface on one side, so it would be nice to write on. The board itself is masonite. The board has a hand cutout in each side. It also comes with two large elastic bands. The idea of these is that you can put it around the board and then slip papers under the band to hold them.

But when I opened the package on the first one, one of the bands broke immediately. Also, they are like real rubber bands, and they would degrade over time.

Another not so good thing is that the package with the bands was taped to the back of the board and when I pulled that off it left sticky residue behind.

The actual size of the board is 31 inches maximum length, and 13 inches width in a kidney shape- see picture. It’s 3/16 inch thick.

It wouldn’t work too well on the recliner that I have pictured it on. But on a slightly narrower chair it would be fine. I had a coupon so I actually got it for only $7.50.

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