I've created a printable PDF template that you can use to help with the cardboard cutting process. The dimensions of the template are slightly different than the instructions since I decided to make the front hooks that hold the laptop in place a little larger and taller - the notches are also slightly larger.
- 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.