Garage For Laptop Completed with a few minor changes....

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Project by indplswoodworking posted 09-20-2013 11:55 PM 1178 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It seem like laptops are standard issue in the workplace these days and when I got issued one it was almost useless to me. The screen was to small , keyboard was awkward , pointer device junk , and the low position of it did not promote good posture. So my obvious solution was to build a piece of custom furniture to lift up the new 21IN monitor and allow for a more ergonomic office setup. I had to remove the lower shelf as it did not work out as I anticipated. Let me know what you think! The laptop garage!!


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#1 posted 09-21-2013 12:34 AM

it looks great! what’s it made from? Its so important to work at the right height to avoid wrist and neck problems. I drive a desk all day as well, and. I have a desktop but still had to raise the monitors a bit.

did you consider raising the laptop and leaving room for its fan to cool the machine. they can get very hot.

-- Joseph, Irvine CA, @palas_woodcraft on Instagram

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#2 posted 09-21-2013 09:26 AM

Great job. I have to make one for my office.

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#3 posted 09-21-2013 11:33 AM

looks like a winner to me – it is also in my future – thanks for the inspiration

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#4 posted 09-21-2013 12:32 PM

I just used some scrap wood in my shop. A piece of 1/2in subfloor and a couple pieces of pine scrap. I then stained it Cherry and put a gloss poly on it. I actually had a lower compartment on it that I had to remove because it was to much. There is not a perfect way to do this. I have no access to my DVD drive or the camera but do not use them regularly either. It makes a HUGE difference looking at a monitor that is eye level rather than looking downward. It helps your posture 100 percent and eliminated strain from the office.

This is what it looked like before removing the lower cavity for the keyboard:

Nothing I would have really done different other than possible placing four legs on it rather than solid sides. This would allow me better access to the DVD drive and other cable ports but as you can see it is just as easy to reach inside to connect and reconnect.


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#5 posted 09-21-2013 03:24 PM

Nice work, should help alot.

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

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#6 posted 09-22-2013 12:04 AM

Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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