- The DIY Cheapskate Laptop Stand PDF Templates
If you decide to print out the templates, be sure to use 8.5" by 11" sheets of paper and print the templates at 100% - any scaling may alter the dimensions of the templates. Also, only pages three through five of the PDF template document need to be printed, and consider the environment by reusing scrap pieces of paper to print on. ;)
Note that I have not used the templates to create a stand, so please let me know if you have any issues or if you are able to successfully build a stand for yourself - I would really like to know if the templates work! :)
This is the DIY Cheapskate Laptop Stand that I created for my home office.
This stand and two other sub $10 DIY laptop stands can be found at The DIY Cheapskate Laptop Stand.
The laptop stand has held up well so far and served its purpose, which is to raise my laptop monitor height to a comfortable viewing position.
BTW, this is my first instructable so please forgive me for any errors and please feel free to leave a question or comment if any of the instructions are unclear.
Step 1: The Obligatory Disclaimer!
Step 2: Important Notes...
Feel free to change up the stand dimensions to accommodate your preferences. ;)
Step 3: Cutting Out the Sides.
Also, I cut a somewhat big piece out from underneath the front of the stand (denoted by "1" in the diagram) since I wanted to be able to slide my stand forward on my desk - it's okay but I would recommend leaving this piece intact.
Also, the front hooks (denoted by "2" in the diagram) were cut a bit small, so I would recommend making them higher and taller that what's shown just to be safe.
Step 4: Cutting the Large Cross Pieces.
And yes, the pieces should be as perfectly rectangular as possible - that's what I get for not using a straight edge to cut my pieces. :)
Step 5: Cutting the Small Cross Pieces.
Step 6: Assembling the Crosses.
Step 7: Attach the Bottom Cross-braces to the Stand.
Step 8: Insert the Top Cross-brace.
Step 9: The End!
Feel free to send any questions or comments my way on this instructable or via my blog post: The DIY Cheapskate Laptop Stand.
Thanks for checking out my first Instructable!