1. Low - no more than 24" tall and preferably 22"
2. I must be able to get my legs beneath it.
3. It must have wheels or be light enough to easily move from spot to spot.
4. It would be even nicer if it folded up and stored or taken in the car...
It has worked out even better that I ever hoped. I can easily move it from room to room or to whatever window has the best view or light or into another room with the TV and I have even taken it out on the deck on nice days.
I can pull it right onto my lap and get over my magnifier and have room under the glass to work... I just love it.
I decided on this little lamp from Amazon for only $25. It clips right onto the bread board and is incredibly flexible. I roll it right up and stick it in my tote.
Here is a detailed photo with the list of items used to build it..
And if I have to store it, I can remove the bread board and it folds up.
After I got the initial idea I started searching both the house and barn for parts. After considering many tables with castors I finally decided on using a walker. It was foldable, lightweight, and had wheels. I had several in the barn.
But this was the oldest grungiest one that I found. It was literally buried in the very back of a horse stall... I knew it might be just what I was looking for... Even with the casters adjusted to the lowest point, it would not sit level.... but I could fix that.
..........And in an emergency I could still use it as a walker to get around.