Simple Desk Riser

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Project by SirFatty posted 221 days ago 649 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the latest in a series of projects for the simple desks I built a couple years ago. The previous projects are located here:

Simple Desk
Simple Desk Drawers
Simple Desk Cable Management

The goal is to get the monitor up off the desk so that the notebook and other items can be pushed back allowing space for the keyboard, mouse and desk lamp. Luckily the weather cooperated, it was 35 degrees outside, a full 45 degrees warmer than a week ago!

Utilizing leftover 3/4” plywood from the clamp rack project, all pieces were cut to size: the top at 59” long by 7” wide and the riser pieces cut to 4” high and 7 inches long. To hide the plywood edges, pine was ripped to the width of the plywood (which is less than 3/4”), glued and nailed in place.

The finishing part will have to wait until spring.. unless we get some more of this “warm” weather. Not a complicated project by any means, but very useful.

Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 221 days ago

Very nicely done and I can see how it would be great for working at the computer. Best wishes for the new year.

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#2 posted 221 days ago

Thanks John! I appreciate your feedback. I should have posted a before image, a good contrast to the after image!

Happy new year to you as well!


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#3 posted 221 days ago

COOL Simple riser…

Gives you quick access for those Desk things that like to live there…


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#4 posted 221 days ago

That’s a good idea, Keeps things organized.

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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#5 posted 220 days ago

Joe and Bob, thanks!!

Happy new year to you both!

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#6 posted 217 days ago

Great idea! Might be a simple build but really made a big difference on the organization of your desk. Great job!

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#7 posted 215 days ago

Thanks Fishinbo! He’s a teenager, so of course is still a mess, but I tried!

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