dual monitor stand

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Project by Jeremy Osterhouse posted 02-26-2015 04:12 PM 2040 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Quick and functional, I put this together from a pine board I had laying around. It elevates the monitors 7 inches and it’s 38×9 inches to hold two monitors.

I used a rabbet and dado joint.

Finishing it took the most time.
  • I diluted polyurethane with mineral spirits and put a coat on to mostly seal the wood.
  • I rubbed on walnut stain…kind of. I didn’t stir the stain but just used a stick to scoop up the solids from the bottom and rubbed that all over the board. If I had it, I would have used a gel stain or a glaze, but I had the walnut stain on the shelf.
  • Topped with a coat of full strength polyurethane.

The effect is glazing, rather than staining or dying. This is an experiment for me. I’m happy with how it looks now. We’ll see how it holds up. If I had more patience, I would have done 1-2 more top coats of polyurethane.

-- Jeremy, N Indiana

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Mike C.

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#1 posted 02-26-2015 06:25 PM

nice look. Do you get any bow from the weight of the monitors over that span?

-- Capt Mike

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Jeremy Osterhouse

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#2 posted 02-26-2015 08:59 PM

Mike, thanks. I was worried about that, but I see no bowing. I think I’m stuck thinking that monitors weigh as much as the old CRT monitors. My LCDs are about 25 lbs each and the weight isn’t even centered.

-- Jeremy, N Indiana

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