I Needed to free up some room in my small house to put in a wood stove, (and I thought it would be cool) so I refitted my la-z-boy to make it into a gaming chair/ workstation. I had some second thoughts near the end but over the last few weeks my family and I have been using it and it has been awesome. I know you can buy monitor brackets similar to this but they are flimsy, expensive and dont really do what I wanted. the cheapest ive seen for ones much crappier than this one was $99. I have about $20 invested in this whole project. I also ran a s-video cable and some rca cables to my tv/stereo on the other side of the room I just plug the stereo inot the headphone jacks and I can use the tv as an extension of my monitor and the home theatre surround sound for watching movies and such. but really its very hard to beat sitting in the chair and watching them with the monitor, and the speakers on the chair.
Step 1: Attaching the Monitor
to attach the monitor I used just peice of aluminum plate with 75mm and 100mm holes drilled in it, to suspend the center channel and mount the plate to the swing arm i used some 1 in. strap.
Step 2: Vertical Adjustment
pretty simple stuff, its a small peice of dog chain that allows me to adjust the arm vertically, i tried a hydralic cylender from a door closer first but it just didnt have the strength to hold the whole thing up.
Step 3: Top View of Monitor Arm
second arm peice, its important to go heavy on all this stuff so it dosnt end up flimsy, I used all 1/2 in bolts and lag bolts.
Step 4: Folded Closed
I put the 90 deg turn on the peice of the first arm so that I can fold the whole thing up against the wall to get it out of the way, I'm glad this is possible but it really dosnt get left folded up against the wall much.
Step 5: Mounting the Speakers
I have some logitec 5.1 surround speakers and they came with a pretty moddable set of stands, I just bent the bases up a bit and used some sheetrock screws and washers to screw them right into the armrests, not the most elegant solution but it works well.