it never occurred to me that my wood trays had so many uses. while it may not be the most practical of laptop trays, theoretically you could use it as such. it hadn't even occurred to me that it looks great as a wall piece until a few weeks ago when the art center here in town wanted one of my wood trays for their gift shop and to my surprise, hung it on the wall where it promptly sold. so now you have three choices...table or laptop tray or wall art. i still have a few bucketfuls of these redwood 'slats' that have been discarded from the build site via the phoenix commotion. their original use was for the redwood deck doors and studio doors. i was happy to get the remains and have to date made three trays as well as 62 redwood assemblages from this and other redwood refuse. it's limited, this wood, so i of course think it is extremely valuable. get it while you can.