Simple and Cheap Laptop Stand




This simple and extremely cheap laptop stand, that could be made from items you might find at you home. This stand will solve a few solutions. First, it will raise the back of you laptop to provide a comfortable keyboard angle and will bring the display closer to your eyes for comfortable viewing. Second, it will provide sufficient space under the laptop itself to allow air ventilation to pass through; therefore the laptop will not run too hot.

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Step 1: Materials and Tools

What you will need to get for this simple laptop stand is:
-a cardboard or wood plank the size of the laptop
-a paper towel cylinder or a large dowel (around 1")
-a "1/4 dowel or any other thin, wooden material

To assemble the stand, you will also need:
-a glue gun
-scissors and/or a table saw to cut the wood plank or cardboard

Step 2:


After you gathered all the materials required, it is time to glue down the materials.

First, glue the smaller rod to one side of the base. Then, measure the distance with your laptop to where the back rod has to go. Make sure to put it in a place where it will be stable.

Put extra hot glue on both sides of each rod to make sure it is secured.

And you are done.

Step 3:

Place your laptop on the stand and enjoy comfortably typing and not worrying that your laptop will over heat.

P.S. If you are going to use the laptop with the stand on your lap or you are going to take it places, I suggest you go with the wood as the base as it will not bent as the cardboard might. And also, since now there is space under the laptop, if you still think that your laptop will over heat, you might want to attach some fans underneath it.


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    13 Discussions


    9 years ago on Step 3

     This is great! I didn't use this technique, but you inspired me to make my own.


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Well, I am glad that I could help solve you problem (or our problems) with this simple solution. Even the simplest and cheapest things that could easily be made from scraps, could be the most useful things.


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Well...... I am only 16 years old but I know what I do. I think before I do and as my Tech teacher used to say, "measure twice, cut once."


    10 years ago on Step 3

    Great idea and simple design i have been looking for a cheap and easy to make laptop stand and your 1 is perfect thnx alot


    10 years ago on Step 3

    I will not tell you my age, it suffice to say that I have a son your age! I am going to make 3 of these! One for me, my son and my husband! Good job, I am going to use exotic hard wood, and make them with a fancy design. Non the less I will use your basic design. PS I am going to add space on the side for either a mouse or note pad. 3Frog


    10 years ago on Introduction

    If you use a very flexible material (such as scrap cloth) in place of the cardboard, you can roll it up (!). Two spots of hook and pile fastener to let you you detach the rod and fabric from the tube would let you roll up the fabric around the rod and store it inside the tube, making it very portable and light. A chopstick makes a nice rod.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Not a bad idea for using what you have on hand. I have the same laptop, so I might try this.

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    10 years ago on Introduction

    Nice work, I suggest maybe a piece of material glued over the top? make it look a bit neater etc.