I basically modified a wire mesh office file holder to mount on back of a 22in. LCD to hold my Macbook for desktop use, conveniently hiding the computer while providing easy port access.
You will need:
- a laptop
- an LCD monitor
- external keyboard and mouse
- an office file rack/holder
- 2-4 screws with washers
- pliers, perhaps a metal file
- foam (optional)
Step 1: Select an LCD
I chose the Asus VK22H (about $200 from Newegg.com). There are lots of LCD's that work for this and and only a few won't. The easiest method is to look at the pics on Newegg or Amazon to confirm available screw holes and room above the stand.
Step 2: Select a File Rack; Hack it!
In my zeal to mod the rack I just pulled off one whole side (making sure it corresponded with the port side on my macbook). In retrospect it would have been better for the structural integrity of the rack to clip out the mesh. That said, this method still works fine.
A little file work smoothes out the spots where the welds tore.