Step 1: Required Materials
Simpson Strong-Tie OT structural joint tie 12"x12" - part# 044315774300
4 Rubber Anti-Skid Pads with included screws - part# 039003096444
3/4 inch wooden dowel - part# 049437396911
small bolt and nut
Step 2: Cut the wood dowels to the correct size
Feel free to paint the wood dowels any color you desire. I've painted mine matte black to match the color of my rotting soul.
Step 3: Screw the dowels into the base.
Step 4: Insert the front 'stopper'
Step 5: Finished! Now enjoy your new laptop stand.
Other options that would be nice to have.... an adjustable front foot to change the viewing angle, rubber stoppers where the dowels meet the laptop or perhaps angled back legs to mesh better with the bottom of a laptop. If you have any additional questions or have any suggestions to improve upon this design let me know. Enjoy!