Desk Stand for Dual Monitors

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Project by FloridaArt posted 439 days ago 1811 views 15 times favorited 9 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 439 days ago

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 439 days ago

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.

-- Having fun...Eric

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#3 posted 439 days ago

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 439 days ago

Very nice Art, a great design.

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#5 posted 439 days ago

A nice solution to a problem….well made

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#6 posted 439 days ago

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 439 days ago

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 sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#8 posted 438 days ago

Double vision….......very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#9 posted 438 days ago

double vision….........very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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