Made a Laptop Stand For My Desk - And It's Awesome!

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Laptop Stand

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Introduction:

Have you ever found yourself sitting at your desk, wishing your laptop screen was a little higher? Or maybe you’d like to work with your laptop on the couch next to the TV. And hey, wouldn't it be nice if you could use your laptop in bed? Why not create a stand for it?

Sounds too complicated? Well, guess what - it's not! You can make a laptop stand for your desk in minutes. All you'll need is an old picture frame, some foam board, and some tape. When I made this DIY laptop stand, I was able to work more comfortably on my computer without hunching or slouching over. If your back or neck pain is caused by working on a low-height desk all day, then this post is for you!


My laptop stand


Today, I shared a little something I made for my laptop and desk at work. I know I’m not the only one who has a tall glass of water on their desk. With how tall I am, my laptop is at eye level all the time, and I’m just over 5 feet tall!


I work in an open-concept office, so I had a bit of room to play around with, so I did. This is the end result!

Disclaimer

I did not design this. I wanted to make something and, well, thought this would be easier than making a stand for your laptop. I’m not a professional, and the picture doesn’t do it justice, so please please PLEASE let me know if you notice any errors/suggestions. You may ask yourself, “isn’t this going to get in the way?” No. Honestly, I only use it at work, and it sits at a 20-degree angle. Why I made a laptop stand for my desk


If I could, I would try to make the best desk I could. And that doesn’t mean a desk that looks like an old Apple IIe computer. When I say I “would try”, I mean I really really really would. Because I’ve got good taste, and I’m not all about saving money when there’s something I really want.

This is why, when I stumbled upon a site listing a $2,000 table that, while it seemed nice enough, also had the problem of not being able to stand up on its own, I was sold. I’m very particular about my workspace. When I started freelancing, my office was the top shelf of a cabinet, but since then, I’ve moved up to a cozy custom-made wooden desk with a nice glass top, which is really the best place for me to work. What I learned from making a laptop stand for my desk

This was an easy-to-assemble laptop stand for my desk (again). While it's functional, it isn't quite sturdy enough to fully protect the laptops and it makes the table too tall (and heavy). I recommend a 2" thickness for a laptop stand. How I made the laptop stand


Supplies,ruler,number 2 pencil,canvas,gouache

First, the measurements. I used a piece of construction canvas that was 3' x 1.5'.

Now, measure the corners with a number 2 pencil. I measured around the table, the space I wanted the stand to be, and the length of the vertical space (over the table). Here's what I ended up with: Now, I marked the vertical space with a line.

Tips to make your own laptop stand

A couple of weeks ago I had the idea to build my own standing desk, and it was time to make a name for it! My wife had suggested I make a stand to put in my cubicle at work, and I have my own office. I was at my first cafe gig doing The Grateful Dead’s "Brokedown Palace" with Billy Corgan (who knows, right?) and I got to thinking about what to name my new piece of art. Then I thought about my next song "Think Tank." It worked! This is how I came up with my Laptop Stand. And here’s how I did it. Read More:How to Choose the Best Scanner for Your Needs

Materials

I used some spare wood and old floorboards from the shed. Wood, my buddy Russ owns a junkyard in the woods that specializes in the garbage. They give away really good wood for nothing! He’s a true man of his word. The shed’s about a 30-minute drive from our house.

Reflective surfaces

Editor's note: This is part of a series of posts sharing how people are using patterns and printing technologies to make things. It's the fifth in our new Threads "Pattern & Print" series. Every other Wednesday we'll share a new story with the world, all written by someone with a unique perspective on patterns and printing. Join us on the first Wednesday of the month as we explore this new, exciting side of the printing world!

Sam Wall is a production manager in business development at MadT Games, a company based in Toronto, Canada that's focused on bringing new, innovative board and card games to market. The original prototype for The Lazy Game, which was released this year, was created in Biz Dev, a studio about an hour outside of Toronto.

Desk height


Ever since I got my laptop about a year ago, I'd been wanting something to keep my computer from getting any taller. I also found myself spending more time on my laptop. And then it dawned on me: Why not just use my desk? I designed this because I can't find anything like it, and I figured I'd share it with all of you :)I love this desk. Here's why: It's one of the first things I used after the construction was finished - everything I had come together!

I got this bookcase for free when I bought a new desk, so it was just waiting for me in my room, and it was a good solid mass of wood.

The desktop fits perfectly in the space I had. It's 22" high, and I needed it that height because of the monitors. Customizable size Adjustable height

Easy to set up

Stretch goal! Double height for an additional $15 (stretch goal)

Adds a natural, hip-level circulation to the work area

Comfortable and ergonomic (since you use it for working your butt off)

Thin and light (flat up to four lbs. without keyboard)

Proves you're a hard-working drone-with-a-dream, not a boss-with-a-big-check

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Left: This is what the finished product will look like. Right: The magnetically attached sheet is only about 3" thick.

You've probably used a laptop stand to prop up your laptop from time to time. Most are big and clunky, so they don't work for every type of laptop.

The parts you'll need 

1 X 3-inch Lined MDF sheet

1 X 2-foot MDF board

6 X 3-inch MDF pieces (3 per side, to separate from one another)

1 X 3-inch Lined MDF board

2 X MDF boards, 4 X 3-inch MDF pieces

2 X Lined MDF sheets

1 X 3-inch Lined MDF sheet

1 X 3-inch Lined MDF board

1 X 3-inch Lined MDF board

1 X 3-inch Lined MDF board

1 X 3-inch Lined MDF sheet

The components you'll need for the support:

2 X 6-foot 2 x 2-inch MDF boards

1 X 3-inch Lined MDF board

The fastener (cable ties, drill, etc.

Tools 

I tried a couple of options but ended up using these 1/4” plywood cutoffs. This video shows a great and easy way to get it done. Also be sure to watch the comments below to hear from others who had great success with this.

1/4” plywood cutoffs.

Supplies

Drill, hex bits, and wood screws.

Loosely rolled foam. I used a 5/8” diameter.

Step 1: Cut the Foam

Cut two pieces 5” x 9” x 1 1/2”, and one-piece 3” x 4 1/2” x 9 1/2”.

Cutting Foam

I had a 4″ x 5″ x 8 1/2″ cutting mat, and a small spool of bandsaw spare wood. For the full hackle for my router.

Cut the foam in half, and start the first cut at the highest point in the foam. Start low and work your way up.

Electric drill 

Date: 24th November 2017

Location: College Farm Workshops, 3602 Balmore Road, Oxton, Falkirk

I designed and built a laptop stand for my desk which wasn't complicated and took less than an hour to build.

I wanted to find something that I could drill into my desk that would help me keep my laptop firmly on my desk as well as hold my mouse or keyboard. I also wanted something that could be a stand for my mouse and keyboard, as I rarely leave my desk but often take my laptop to go and make a cup of tea and have a rest.

My first option was a table that I could drill into my desk and which I was considering for my desk at college. However, as I work at a desk with a much higher desktop than I have at home I needed something that I could also stand upon.



Screwdriver 

(self-explanatory)

16mm Dremel bit

Laser knife

Drill

Measuring tape

Screws

Copper wire

Tape measure

I know I can think of tons of DIY projects to do with just a bit of the above! Want to do some of them? Check out the DIY Projects section of my blog for more inspiration!

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Peanut Board

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Let me know what you think of my DIY projects in the comments!

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Wrench 

I think I’m what you could describe as a gadget nerd. I love to tinker and to take things apart and think about how they work, why they do, and what you can do to improve them.


One of the things that continually amazes me is how tiny components and circuits are; when you realize how tiny an LED, a piezoelectric sensor, or a CNC-machined part is, it really opens your eyes to the amazing feat of industrial design involved in building this stuff.

Lately, I’ve been paying closer attention to how modern computer components are designed, and I wanted to get my hands dirty by building a small laptop stand. With some Ikea bits, a bit of soldering, a few doohickeys from the electronics aisle, and my quadcopter camera mount, I built the following laptop stand (above).

Straight edge 

It's taken me months and months to do this because, like, do we really need two laptops on my desk? Do people really need things on their desks that are only used in the case of one device? Well, if you do, then this laptop stand is an absolute must-have.


In fact, if you’re a busy person (or just like to be productive) then you will probably find this little addition to your workstation is indispensable.


The current device holder I’m using was given to me by my previous flatmates and has been with me since we moved in. But it doesn’t really fit in with what I want my desk to be used for. It's big and heavy and has nothing in its base other than the stupid little holder. This is not the case with this laptop stand, though, which is super sleek and convenient.

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Sets on an angled surface and can also be folded flat against the desk

Sturdy steel frame with UV reflective coatings

Each tool has a specially designed acrylic handle

Each tool is 10 mm thick (3 mm thin)

Capacity: 2 small tools and 8 medium tools

Weight: 5.50 Kg

Shipping weight: 8.00 Kg

Available colors: black, blue, red, white

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28.06.2018 - Chris Piotrowski wrote:

>_ Oh, I want to use this for my desk too ... I bought

>this because I travel a lot ... I've thought about this idea for a while and since

>I don't have a standard laptop stand, but have a wooden keyboard tray,

>I wanted to build something.

>I saw a full-size Laptop Desk available and tried to do something similar,

>it's not quite perfect but it does work well and looks awesome. More Details Visit |Trendsitemreview