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
- 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