Desk Stand for Dual Monitors

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Project by FloridaArt posted 06-08-2013 12:31 PM 5038 views 18 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

June, 2013—Problem: Computer monitors sitting too low on the desk, making it uncomfortable to see them. Solution: Build a stand to raise them up. Been wanting to get this done for months!

Wood for this project is maple 3/4-inch furniture-grade plywood, edge-banded with the iron on birch edging. Sanded to 220 and then followed by Minwax Pre-Stain, General Finishes’ oil-based “Warm Cherry,” and 3 coats of water-based gloss poly. Joinery done with the Kreg pocket hole jig, course screws, with maple plugs (see last photo). Wood glue used in this project only to hold the pocket plugs in.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#1 posted 06-08-2013 12:35 PM

Hello FloridaArt

A very original desk and very usefull

An idea that will be copied in the future …..

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#2 posted 06-08-2013 01:32 PM

Wow, really nice job Art.
It looks like you have “computer command central” now ! ha ha
Did you come up with that design?
Your joinery is very nice and I really like that finish you went with.

-- Eric, central Florida

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#3 posted 06-08-2013 01:52 PM

Great solution to a nagging problem solved. Wood to the rescue. Nice project Art.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#4 posted 06-08-2013 01:59 PM

Very nice Art, a great design.

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#5 posted 06-08-2013 04:04 PM

A nice solution to a problem….well made

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#6 posted 06-08-2013 06:26 PM

Nice work Art!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#7 posted 06-08-2013 06:51 PM

Great idea Art. On my desk there is a raised area across the back but it really isn’t tall enough to keep from getting that darn knot in my neck…. Your keyboard looks oversized…remember those phones made for “Old Folks” that had very large buttons? I need something like that for a keyboard.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#8 posted 06-09-2013 10:51 AM

Double vision….......very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#9 posted 06-09-2013 10:53 AM

double vision….........very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#10 posted 07-19-2015 09:23 AM

Great idea-practical,useful and massive wood of course.

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