Monitor stands

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Project by easiersaidthandone posted 08-02-2012 04:34 AM 4623 views 12 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I made these for a pair of 15” inch monitors that came without stands. It is made with some scrap 1×4 oak and 1/4 inch mdf. The two pieces of the base are pocket screwed together. The vertical arm is also screwed in from the bottom. The wood hinge is somewhat problematic because when the wood shrinks the carriage bolt has to be tightened to keep the screen from flopping downward.

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#1 posted 08-02-2012 04:43 AM

Now that is an interesting idea, and might just solve a problem in a future project I have been planning.

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#2 posted 08-02-2012 08:54 AM

That’ll work, nice job.

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#3 posted 08-02-2012 01:35 PM

Very creative, great job.

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#4 posted 08-02-2012 02:29 PM

Very good Idea. If you make a relief cut down the middle of the upright it might make the hinge work better. Just a though.

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#5 posted 08-02-2012 09:23 PM

Now that looks like a solution to a problem I am having at this very moment.

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#6 posted 08-03-2012 02:38 AM

Very cool! ive thought of doing something similar, i like the execution. Where did you use the mdf?

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#7 posted 08-03-2012 03:44 AM

The mdf fits in the square inset that would otherwise be filled in with the stock stand. The mdf square attaches to the monitor using the 4 screw holes that are present to accept an aftermarket 100×100 millimeter vesa wall mount.

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#8 posted 08-03-2012 04:35 AM

What if you replace the nut on the carriage bolt with a plastic knob to allow easier tightening?

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#9 posted 08-04-2012 01:10 AM

Actually I did try with a small knob instead of a nut on the carriage bolt. The problem was that it couldn’t be tightened hard enough by hand. A knob with a longer handle to get more leverage would be necessary. I didn’t think that would look good, so I just gave up and went back with a nut. So I just have to grab a wrench when it needs tightening.

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