Sunday, February 3, 2008

Workshop: Homebuilt Laptop Stand





If you're looking for an easy way to mount your laptop to a vertical surface, you could build a pair of these brackets. I used scrap cedar and steel mounting hardware to anchor them into studs behind the wall. I would recommend using 3/4" plywood for the brackets and some plastic tabs or strapping on the ends of the brackets to lock the computer in place. I've had my Thinkpad T21 (the best laptop ever built)on these brackets for over a year now, and have had no issues with stability. Keep in mind though that the angle my brackets are cut at are not a good setup for typing. I made these so my T21 could be used for a jukebox and mini file server, and therefore cut the angles to make the unit as vertical and space efficient as possible. You could mount a horizontal shelf right under the brackets for a mouse and keyboard to complete your standing workstation.

5 comments:

Mauricio (Río Cuarto, Argentina) said...

Fantastic! I'll built mine! See this on LifeHacker

Matthew said...

Thanks Mauricio- make sure you anchor the brackets into something that can support the weight.

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Celia Feldman said...

Thanks for sharing!

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