QS Sycamore adjustable Laptop Stand

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Project by KnotCurser posted 11-22-2015 05:34 PM 1526 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife had been campaigning for me to build her a laptop stand for quite a while now, so about a month ago I started going over designs and really like Steve Carmichael’s project he posted to YouTube earlier this year.

While his used pine, I wanted something just a tad more fancy as it is used in the most viewed part of our house.

Also, I changed the dimensions of the stand to fit our particular laptop – Steve’s design allows for easy changes to the overall dimensions.

The way he designed the height adjustment ensures both a very easy change as well as a very secure hold once it gets tightened.

This was a pretty easy “weekend project”.

Finish is lacquer from an HVLP Sprayer.

I am trying to think of any warnings or “gotchas”, but as long as your read and follow Steve’s plans and video it goes very smoothly. Thanks Steve!

Here’s the link to his video:



-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#1 posted 11-22-2015 05:42 PM

Nice, and I really like that wood grain!

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#2 posted 11-22-2015 05:47 PM

Very fancy. Great design. Love the sycamore.

You earned 100 points with that one…. maybe more.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#3 posted 11-22-2015 09:12 PM

Good things take good time to make and you did good .


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#4 posted 11-22-2015 10:32 PM

That looks awesome! Love that wood. So glad you could use the plans ok. This was my first attempt at making detailed plans/drawings with measurements for people to use. I like how you made it wider. I need to make another one or two because I keep having to carry it from room to room.

-- Steve in Lawrenceville, GA -

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#5 posted 11-22-2015 10:41 PM


Your plans are very easy to follow – keep up the good work! They are also written to allow folks to make easy modifications to the dimensions if they wish.



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#6 posted 11-23-2015 03:59 AM

Very nice choice of wood. I’ll bet your wife loves it.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#7 posted 11-23-2015 01:38 PM

Pretty handy and the top has some very nice looking wood.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 11-23-2015 01:52 PM

very nice like the wood

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#9 posted 11-23-2015 03:27 PM

Well done, looks great….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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