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No. 10 Writing Board

Set up anywhere with this leather trimmed wooden lap desk - great for laptops, tablets, & books!

(59 customer reviews)


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  • American Cherry with brass, copper, and leather 
  • Lap desk dimensions: 20″ x 16” x 0.5″, 3 lbs
  • Conveniently holds pen/pencil, cards, notes, papers, etc.
  • May be personalized with up to 3 initials on solid brass plate

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Ultra Convenient Wooden Lap Desk, No. 10 Writing Board

They say necessity is the mother of invention, and that’s how this lap desk was born. Perfectly suited to writing from a chair and loaded with conveniences like rare earth magnets, straps and gutter for securing writing utensils, brass screws to hold an assortment of papers, and more – it’s no wonder this writing board is a Colonel favorite! So unique he’s even patented it (U.S. Patent D657419).

Since I write from a chair more often than at a desk, I expended a little creative effort to make my life easier. The result is the No. 10 Writing Board Lap Desk.

– Colonel Littleton

Four brass screws spaced across the top hold an assortment of papers, while four leather straps secure your writing instrument. There’s also a pencil gutter and two small leather corner pockets to hold cards or notes. A copper tube at the bottom prevents your book or papers from sliding off the board. Two rare earth magnets on each side hold paper clips, pens, scissors, etc. The Writing Board is also handy for supporting your laptop or iPad®*.

  • Handmade American Cherry lap desk: 20″ x 16” x 0.5″, 3 lbs
  • Made in Lynnville, TN, USA by one of our local craftsmen
  • May be personalized with three initials on brass plate
  • Warranted

*iPad® is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc.
U.S. Patent D657419

See the smaller No. 9 Writing Board.


59 reviews for No. 10 Writing Board

1-5 of 59 reviews
  1. I love this product for working on the couch. The craftsmanship and quality are superior.

  2. My wife and I stopped by the store in Lynnville one weekend. While looking around my wife came across this writing board and loved it. So we purchased it and have enjoyed it ever since. The board is very well made and I like the copper tube and leather accents. The best thing about it is that it actually makes me want to write a letter, just so I have the privilege of using it.

  3. Just when you think the Colonel’s last product was superior, he comes with this number 10 writing desk! You can’t find this anywhere else, perfect for work and on the sofa. Outstanding quality, genuine old school craftsmanship and impeccable service, will continue to purchase from the Colonel! SPC

  4. What a thoroughly charming and superbly functional work of art! Exquisite craftsmanship, elegant & thoughtful appointments and compelling design conspire to invoke an irresistible desire to find reasons to to use it. Well done, Colonel!

  5. The #10 writing board is accurately displayed on the Colonel Littleton web site. I find it ideal for sitting in the easy chair and drafting a hand written note, a short thank you card, do the crossword, or for jotting one’s thoughts at the end of the day. Beautifully crafted, it is both lightweight and sturdy. The “pockets” on the bottom corners are perfect to hold miscellaneous correspondence. The writing board matches the vibe of my office space and leather chairs. Arrived splendidly packaged. I am very happy with the purchase.

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Our Warranty

We are committed to producing quality, handcrafted products that showcase our time-honored standards of excellence and deep respect for the Americana tradition. Col. Littleton products go through rigorous testing and numerous quality inspections before being shipped to our customers. Should you receive a Col. Littleton product that is defective in materials or workmanship, you can count on us to make it right. Our guarantee is limited to the cost of the product itself. It also does not cover normal wear and tear. We feel if you just plain “wore it out,” you got your money’s worth. Also, we cannot be responsible for an item which has suffered through alteration, damage due to improper cleaning, improper use, mishandling or accident. If we made a mistake in personalizing your product or if the product is defective in materials or workmanship, of course we’ll replace it. Otherwise, personalized products are not returnable.

Our Leather

Leather is a passion for me. There are more kinds of leather and leather processing out there than you can shake a stick at. You can mold leather into just about any shape or form. You can make every hide look just alike. You can dye it green, blue or even pink. You can apply a finish, coat it, spray it or make it look slick and shiny. That’s not what we’re about at Col. Littleton. To me the beauty is in the naturalness of the leather. People always comment to me about the special “feel” of our leather and how it becomes even more beautiful after it has some wear on it. It’s all about our leather process. When you buy Col. Littleton leather goods, you’re buying, for the most part, full-grain American vegetable-tanned steer hide that has received a minimum of alteration. We don’t apply a finish to hide character markings. The way I see it, every marking tells a story and covering them robs the piece of its life and character.

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Our Craftsmanship

I see a real resurgence in the country today for products made in America. Our focus is to design and create products that speak to the time-honored traditions that have made this country great such as handmade craftsmanship, authentic rich leathers and quality workmanship. There’s a nostalgic feel about the products we make . . . most of them could have been made 100 years ago and many are made using turn-of-the-20th-century methodology and machinery. Our products are true Americana; forged as our forefathers intended by people who care and take pride in making a beautiful product.