If you do a lot of working from home, you may not want to be stuck at a desk the entire time. If you are looking for a way to do some work in bed or on the couch, you may want to consider building a simple lap desk. A lap desk is an easy thing to build and will give you a nice hard surface to place your computer on.
Place your 2-by-6 board on a flat surface with the 2-inch side down. Measure up 4-inches from the base and make a mark with your pencil. Then draw a line from this mark, along the entire board to the top corner. This should give you an angle which rises one inch for every foot along the board.
Repeat this measurement on the other piece of 2-by-6 board. Mark it so the board has the same angle as the first board.
Cut the boards along these markings with the saw. You should have two angled board once this step is complete.
Place the piece of 1-inch oak on the cut 2-by-6 so that it rests on the angled sides of the boards. The 2-by-6s should be even with the outside edges of the oak board. Attach the oak to the 2-by-6s.
Paint a stain on your new lap desk and let it dry.