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

  • 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

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

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

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

Step 5: Finished

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

<p>Nice job Phoenix! </p>
<p>love split screen computers</p>
<p>otima ideia vou fazer dese para min </p>
<p>How large are the monitors that you are using? I just bought myself 2x24&quot; mnitors and my wife 2x27&quot; 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.</p>
<p>I am using 2 monitors each 20&quot; in size.<br>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.<br>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&quot;wide with a wider base. </p><p>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!!</p><p>This is just off the top of my head. I am not really very sure, although mine seems to be pretty stable</p>
some day I'll have the money.
<p>Money for what?<br>Buying the original? Or making one for yrself??</p>
buying two new monitors.
<p>aah. I have always used 2 monitors.<br>Earlier used a monitor to extend the display of my laptop. Thus</p>

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