After first discussing the need a year ago and out of frustration doing something about it in February, I finally built a laptop stand last weekend.
It features shelves for paper and notebooks, a routed channel for pens, and the bracket holds to various angles so I can adjust the screen height. I still need to add a few things for cable management, but it’s functional.
Is it perfect? No, it’s the first iteration, but it definitely beats the old solution. I’m already planning version two.
Update on Friday, August 15, 2014 at 11:50am. Several friends had asked for additional photos. Here are two. I’m amazed by the attention this project has received as I consider it a first draft. Once I work out some of the details, I will provide some instruction for building your own. :)
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Yes, I did build it. There are a few things E did with my assistance because I’m still too small to easily do them. Two people working on the project does make it go faster. I’m also too impatient to deal with finishing so he did most of that, but I am the master sander.
I’ve been using power tools for over 30 years. Here’s proof: