DIY Project: Options for Eye Catching Monitor Stands

DIY Project: Options for Eye Catching Monitor Stands

Sonia Zjawinski
Apr 30, 2008

As I continue planning my move from vertical to horizontal workspace I've been trying to figure out how I want to raise my computer monitor. This image from Monica, one of AT:SF's Small Cool 2008 entries, gave me an idea...

When my home office was squeezed into my closet, my monitor was standing on a Crate and Barrel shelf installed in the wall.

I'm not psyched with it though since my monitor base is a little too big for the shelf so I work with this overbearing stress that my monitor is just going to topple over.

I'm thinking of bringing my monitor back to earth -- a.k.a my new Ikea desk.

When I saw Monica's photos I thought the glass blocks used as a partition in her house could be used to make a nice, clean, monitor stand. With four blocks, I could stand them up in a two-by-two grid and place my monitor on top.

Other options are to get Ikea's display boxes and create the same grid under the monitor and use the boxes to showcase tchotckes, which I have plenty of. Or I could get these wood kids blocks, paint them, and put them in a similar grid.

Speaking of kids blocks, what if I hot glued alphabet blocks into a sturdy stand? These French alphabet blocks could bring some Euro class to my very childish idea.


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