Introduction: Dual Screen Monitor Stand

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Getting an Idea:

Did a Google search on the available designs and costs of a typical dual monitor stand.

Turns out that almost all of them start from about $100. So I stepped out to get the materials...

Step 1: Gathering the Materials

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  • 8x Micro screws, 1.5mm X 10mm long
  • 2x Microtome, 3mm X 12mm long
  • 2x Bolt & nut, 3mm X 12mm long
  • 32" long 0.5" wide PVC pipe (water pipe)
  • 4x Elbow joints
  • 2x T-joints
  • 4x metal clamps
  • 2x Metal Support
  • 2x end caps
  • Drill
  • Screw driver
  • box of screws
  • Wood batten

I didn't have to look around for too much, I had all this lying around my house after some of it got discarded and ended up at the bin. So there might be minor changes in the dimensions

Step 2: Creating the Stand

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Cut the PVC pipes of the following dimensions

  • 2x 10"
  • 2x 4"
  • 4x 1.5"

Fix the PVC pipes in the arrangement as shown. screw them if necessary.

Take a 14" long wooden batten and fix the PVC unit with the metal clamps using screws. Now fix this to another batten. You may use a couple of metal L-angles to support the vertical member.

I have used a boomerang design, but you can use a flat ply as well.

Step 3: Fixing the Back Support

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You can get a spider clamp from the hardware store but since I had a lot of surplus rubbish at home, I decided to use that only.

I used a 5mm thick ply and using a drill, I fixed the bolts on the metal clamp. Then, on the reverse side, I fixed the screws that hold the monitor. on both, I used one nut and the other a microtome to allow manual adjustment of the monitor angle.

Step 4: Mounting the Monitor

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Very carefully, mount the monitor on the 2 PVC arms extending out.

Step 5: Finished

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You now have a table clutter free of the extra monitor legs and which costs somewhere less than $5

Comments

stpaul77 (author)2016-07-14

Nice job Phoenix!

Active Boardom (author)2015-06-11

love split screen computers

wilsondm (author)2015-05-25

otima ideia vou fazer dese para min

sensoh8su (author)2015-05-20

How large are the monitors that you are using? I just bought myself 2x24" mnitors and my wife 2x27" monitors, but the bases take up a ton of room on the desks. I am just curious if you have the weight/dimensions of the monitors. I'm just not sure if the PVC would be rigid enough or if the monitors would bounce around when the desk is bumped.

I am using 2 monitors each 20" in size.
Only thing being I still use LCD monitors. So if you are using LEDs, then it can be easily handled as they are not very heavy.
The monitors don't bounce on my table (yet), but in your case if they do, then you can change that by using a thicker pipe, like one that would be 1"wide with a wider base.

The other alternative is to bolt/screw the base into the table, but it would never work for me as my Dad would have freaked out had I even scratched the table!!

This is just off the top of my head. I am not really very sure, although mine seems to be pretty stable

bweaver6 (author)2015-05-18

some day I'll have the money.

Money for what?
Buying the original? Or making one for yrself??

buying two new monitors.

aah. I have always used 2 monitors.
Earlier used a monitor to extend the display of my laptop. Thus

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