Quick, Easy, Dirt-Cheap Laptop Stand




About: Hello, I am Soubhik Chatterjee. Full time mechanical engineer. Part time poet. Part time wood worker.

So, I made this quick, easy and dirt-cheap Laptop Stand for personal use and wanted to share it here with you people. The product was stemmed from a personal need. One side of the laptop would heaten up, and I would have to elevate it for passage of air. Hence, its a personal design for personal convenience.

Step 1: Materials Required

  • Plywood, according to your laptop size specification.
  • Hinge.
  • Small wood blocks
  • Old Cardboard, for padding
  • Hammer, Nails and Screws
  • Screwdriver
  • Fevicol
  • Alligator nails

Step 2: Padding

Tear out a piece of cardboard, immerse it into a bucket of water. Let it moisten up. Then pick it out, dry it out. Apply fevicol in between the layers and iron it out. Thus you will get a good padding for later use.

Step 3: Attachments to the Plywood Base

  • Attach a block on the user end of the base, to give a stopper so that the laptop does not slide off. Use fevicol initially and then put a weight(brick) on it for some time. Finally nail it in
  • Attach the padding on the opposite side and secure the padding.
  • Attach the hinge with screws onto the plywood block.
  • Attach the other side of hinge to the base. I used alligator nails for this purpose for ease of use by just beating it in rather than making arrangements for screw.
  • We attach small wooden blocks above the part where hinges are attached to give elevation.
  • For that purpose we initially apply fevicol, then it is hit onto the nails emanating out from the other side of alligator nails.
  • Finally at the user end, 2 more small wooden block is attached for safety purposes.

Step 4: Complete

Thus the entire setup is complete and ready to use.



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    1 year ago

    I love your attention to details. You've got my vote in the Vanlife contest, because you need a laptop that doesn't need a cooling stand. :)

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    Reply 1 year ago

    And I need it as well. Thanks beforehand.


    Reply 1 year ago

    You can gift me an expensive one ishaany... i would love it!!