Intro: Over-the-bed Computer Cart
Does your laptop overheat? Neck cramps from those poorly made computer carts from staples? This is a simple to make cart that will make you and you computer happy at the same time.
Step 1: Materials
1x12x8 pine board
2-inch pipe the height you desire (aprox 2-3ft)
2 pipe cuffs and 2 threaded joint joiner
nuts, bolts and screws
1-2 concrete patio blocks (for weight)
Drill, Sander, Wood Glue, Saw, Paint
Step 2: Step 1 Cutting/Sanding
Measure and cut a top and base for your cart. My top is 3ft and the base is 4ft. Then sand down the edges to make a finished looking piece.
Step 3: Step 2 Measurements for Cuffs
Measure where you would like both your cuffs to go. Aprox 4in from the edge and centered. One for the top and one for the base.
Step 4: Step 3 Drill and Secure the Cuffs
Once you have measured where you would like the cuffs to go mark the holes and drill all the way through. Be sure to clamp the wood or hold it tight so that the holes align properly. Maybe drill two holes and then recheck the marks. Insert the bolts and glue the top ends to make a secre fit.
Step 5: Step 4 Add Pipe Fastener
Now screw the pipe fastners on both sides.
Step 6: Step 5 Wheels
Measure where your wheels should go. I have put them aprox 1in from the end (on side of cuffs) and 2in from the sides. On the opposite end I put them 4-5in from the end and 2in from the sides.
Step 7: Step 6 Paint and Secure the Pipe
Paint your cart your favorite color or callage it! Then using the epoxy putty make a small snake and put it inside the cuff at the bottom where the pipe hits (On the side of the cart with wheels NOT THE TOP). Then insert the pipe into the bottom cuff. Screw the two fastners tight then make another snake and smooth it out around the joint.
Step 8: Step 7 Top It Off
Now just put the top on and DON'T screw in the fastner so you can have the top swing around to allow more flexibility in Geeking out! You can add the patio blocks to the bottom for weights if needed. Enjoy:)