Introduction: Workbench Laptop Stand From Old Shutters

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Desk space is important. I needed to get my laptop out of my way and still be able to look at it while doing projects. I used some old shutters I had laying around in the garage and made this laptop stand.

Step 1: Material

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I used shutters, like the one pictured, but you could make the same design with 1x2s or something.
I took off the knob and hinges, and knocked out the slats with a rubber mallet.
The pieces of wood pictured are what I cut out to use.

Step 2: Prep the Wood

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Sand, and fill the holes.
I used sheetrock putty because I already had it, but wood putty/filler would be ideal here.

Step 3: Assemble

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I just used some wood glue, and medium screws.
Don't forget your pilot holes.

Step 4: Paint

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I used black spray paint, but it's up to you.

Step 5: Finished Product

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It's not the most aesthetically pleasing thing I've ever built, but it was easy, free, and does what I need it to. Hope this helps someone. Thanks for reading.


lemonie (author)2009-06-08

Good re-use! Do you have a separate keyboard or use it as it is? L

TimBTodd (author)lemonie2009-06-08

Thanks. I use it as it is, because the angle makes it fairly comfortable. Also, I am generally just using it to look at something while building, so I'm usually not typing on it. Almost like a clipboard on the wall.

lemonie (author)TimBTodd2009-06-08

You'd be using it standing then? Good position, if I had a laptop I'd appreciate this arrangement. L

TimBTodd (author)lemonie2009-06-08

Generally, or on the stool, which puts me at about the same height.

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