Stationery Case / Lap Desk

I have one Monarch size case ready to ship!

In this day and age we write fewer letters, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t write any, or reply to those we receive. The trick is to make it easy to correspond when the time is available by having everything needed at hand. Empty moments while traveling or watching TV now become more productive.

Enter the combination stationery case/lap desk.

A few years ago I made some stationery cases out of cherry. I wanted something that would hold paper & envelopes, and be sturdy enough to write on and durable enough for travel. I made one in monarch size, and one in letter size. The letter size is shown below, the monarch is the same, but different in dimensions. Now both sizes are available for sale.


The top panel is set a little below the side so that sheets won’t slide off, and is stiff enough to write on. An elastic ribbon holds the cover in place. It’s simple, replaceable, and can be swapped to go on the opposite corners when necessary.


The space below is enough for maybe 40 sheets, depending on the weight of the paper. I usually carry a few sheets of monarch and the rest in letter.


A thumb hole in the top of the divider panel makes it easy to get to the envelope compartment below.


There is a small compartment at the end to store cartridges, but really it’s there because the envelopes aren’t as long as a sheet of paper 😉

The elastic band does a nice job of holding sheets while they’re being written on. I’ve taken this on trips, and used it while sitting on a plane. It’s a bit bulky, but it holds far more paper than a portfolio and provides much more protection.

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Letter size case for 8.5″ x 11″ paper and matching envelopes. Outside dimensions are 9.63″ x 12.13″ x 1.3″.

$85.00 + $12.00 shipping to the USA.

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Monarch size case for 7.25″ x 10.5″ paper and matching envelopes. Outside dimensions are 8.38″ x 11.38″ x 1.3″.

$85.00 + $12.00 shipping to the USA.

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I make these cases to order and that takes time. It may take several weeks to ship depending on what I have already made, and what’s going on in my life. I will send you an estimated delivery date upon order.

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