How to Make a Laptop Stand from PVC Pipe

Top 14 DIY Laptop Stand Ideas

Wine Cork Laptop Stand

The wine cork laptop stand is the most portable and easy-to-use solution. You need to slip two wine corks under your computer. You can also substitute the corks with regular rubber door stops.

DIY Notebook Stand

Another simple fix. You’ll likely find a lot of spare ring binders if you work in an office. To prevent the binder from sliding, you’ll need to glue the edges of the flaps together. Tape it on. Whatever works best for you.

The hole in the binder’s spine can be used as an entry point to all your wires. This will avoid a messy mess. You can use the space in the binder to keep your hard drive while you work. If your water bottle is small enough, you can fit it in the binder.

Are you afraid of your laptop going bonkers? Make the binder more breathable by cutting some slits.

DIY Laptop Stand PVC

You can now make good use of the PVC pipes left behind by the plumber when he repaired your drainage system. The pipes will not only provide a higher level for neck strain but also hold all your cables. This will make your space more organized.

This project is effortless. PVC pipes are required, along with four tee and four elbow joints. It is possible to make a 2-shelf stand with the laptop’s top and the lower providing support. This design also allows for laptop ventilation.

Bamboo Laptop Stand

Bamboo laptop stands are a simple and affordable project. This project is easy to do and requires little effort. It involves measuring, cutting, and gluing various parts.

This eliminates the need for complicated tools. To give your laptop a more premium feel, you can remove the outer shell. This laptop stand is not strong enough to be carried around.

DIY Laptop Stand for Bed

This is a handy and impressive laptop stand made from wood. This laptop stand is made from wood. It measures.75 in by 1.75 inches by 6 feet. MDF boards are recommended.

However, plain hardboard looks better and lasts longer. The length of your legs, especially when making this stand, will depend on how big you are, what size arm you have, and how comfortable it is for you.

DIY Metallic Laptop Stand

A metallic laptop stand is easy to make, and it’s cheap. You will need a Metal Mesh document holder. Bend the long sides, so they lie flat. Flip it upside-down, so the shorter edge rests on your desk.

The laptop’s weight will ensure that the long side is flattened and it is durable. A roll of anti-slip shelf liner, small blocks of rubber, and a glue gun are all necessary.

DIY Laptop Table

The physical inbox can be used for many purposes. They are often associated with GTD (Getting Things Done). They are usually associated with sorting paper.

This sturdy structure can be used as a laptop stand. You can place your laptop on the topmost section, and you are good to go. You can store paper, notebooks, pens, or anything else in the other units.

This inbox can be found in most workplaces and stationery shops (if you want to buy one).

You can merge the DIY ‘Homemade Laptop Stand’ to add ventilation if you are unsure about the mesh in the inbox.

Cardboard Laptop Stand

This thoughtful project will help you raise your laptop’s screen to a higher position. You will only need two square wooden sticks and a bakelite sheet if you already have a cardboard container.

It is easy to assemble the stand. All you need to do is measure, mark, and cut the desired designs. This stand can be used on your bed or in your home. If you don’t spill any liquids, a cardboard stand will last a long time.

Pallet Wood Laptop Stand

This unique laptop stand can be made from pallet wood that you find at your local construction site, backyard, or store. Your workspace will be more eclectic with pallet wood. This stand is portable and efficient so that you can convert any space in your home into a workspace.

If you have a plan, this project is easy and fun. A set square, pallet wood, a pencil, and a rubber mallet are all you will need.

Acrylic Laptop Stand

It’s incredible how an acrylic laptop stand can make your workspace look more organized and attractive. Acrylic stands give off a sense of openness, allowing light to pass through. This project requires a design of your laptop stand, precise measurements in an illustrator, and a laser cutter.

To test how practical your design is, you might create a small prototype. You can make the grand laptop stand if the prototype is excellent. To avoid neck strain, keep the angle at an optimal level.

DIY Folding Laptop Desk

This folding laptop stand is great for anyone who needs something to carry around with them. This is a simple build that allows for creativity.

You will only need boards, pocket holes screws, linen-white chalk paint, connecting bolts, cap, power drill, and so on. To make this work, you’ll need to measure the depths needed for your computer. It is very easy to make and looks great.

DIY Laptop Stand for Bed

This bed laptop stand will make your sleep more peaceful and comfortable. It is essential to have a flat, comfortable surface on which you can place your laptop.

Wooden lap desk top, foam square, and fabric are required (about 1/3 to 1/2 yard depending on the size of your lap desktop). Trim, scissors, staple gun, and staples are also needed (make sure they’re shorter than your lap desktop), and wood stain and brushes are optional. This lap desk looks great, and you can make one yourself.

How to make a wooden stand for your laptop?

We continue with our DIY stands and have a MacBook stand that you can make from leftover wood planks. It is much easier than it appears to construct it. You will need a dozen nails and a power drill.

Cut three identical planks from wood, depending on the dimensions of your laptop. Place them on top of one another, leaving a gap between each plank. These were cut in a ratio of length to width. These are ventilation gaps.

The height of your laptop will depend on the distance between two identical planks. Decide their heights as comfortable for you. Ideally, they should be at a ratio of 16:9.

Use a power drill for securing them after you have cut them. Sand the final product to add some finishing touches. To make a stand more appealing, paint or polish it.

You can use the space underneath the stand to store your notepads and keyboard.

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How to make a laptop stand with a shoebox?

Although it sounds impossible, a DIY laptop stand made from a shoebox is straightforward and affordable. You will need a shoebox, a knife for cutting excessively, a ruler and pen to mark measurements, glue to put the box in its place, and voila! Your laptop stand is complete.

19. DIY Wood Laptop Stand

This DIY wood laptop stand is durable and simple to make. You will need some pieces of wood, and while making this type of laptop stand, you will need to have a plan drawn out, your plans will help give proper directives in regards to measurement. You will also need a pen, ruler for marking and a lot more. This video is recommended for proper analysis of how to measure. Quick and easy.


Laptop Stand for Desk Using Scrap Wood

Anika’s DIY Life

This beautiful laptop stand is meant to be placed on a desk. It gets the laptop screen out of the way and enables you to use a keyboard and mouse in conjunction with your laptop. It’s an open shelf, so you’ll also have some additional storage under the stand to tuck books, notebooks, or whatever else you’d like to have easily within reach.

Laptop Stand for Desk Using Scrap Wood from Anika’s DIY Life

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The Cheapskate Laptop Stand

The Closet Entrepreneur

If you’re looking to build a laptop stand on the cheap, and by that I mean free, you’ll want to check out this tutorial. Using only cardboard, you can use the free templates provided here to cut out the pieces and then fit them together. The way the pieces fit together gives you a strong base for your laptop and you’ll be surprised how long it lasts.

The Cheapskate Laptop Stand from The Closet Entrepreneur

Directions How to Make a DIY Wood Laptop Stand

Step 1 – Measure your laptop to determine the laptop stand dimensions 

The first thing that you’ll want to do is measure your laptop.  My husband’s laptop was roughly 8.5″ deep and 13.5″ wide.  To align the screen of his laptop with the bottom of his desktop monitor screen I needed to raise the laptop by roughly 3.5″.  Below are the specific measurements that I used. 

The faux metals legs are all made with 1×2 pine board.  The top piece is made with 1×10 oak board that I ripped to an 8.5″ width to match the depth of his laptop.  The overall dimensions of this laptop stand are 14″ wide x 8.5″ deep and 3.5″ tall.  

Modify these dimensions as needed to accommodate y

Modify these dimensions as needed to accommodate your laptop.  

Step 2 – Cut the boards 

For the cut list, I used the following:

  • (1) 1×10 oak board ripped to 8.5″ width and 11″ length
  • (4) 1×2 pine boards @ 7″ in length
  • (4) 1×2 pine boards @ 3.5″ in length

Step 3 – Glue the legs

Step 3 – Glue the legs

I glued the legs together as shown below and let them sit in the Clamps overnight.  

Step 4 – Drill pocket holes in the top board

Step 4 – Drill pocket holes in the top board

Inspect your top board to determine if there is one side that is better than the other.  If so, make the worse side the bottom and drill 3 pocket holes on opposite sides of the bottom as shown below.  The pocket screws will attach the top to the legs so be sure to drill the holes on the sides that match up with the dimensions of the legs.  

Step 5 – Apply wood filler and sand

Step 5 – Apply wood filler and sand

Since I went for a faux metal look on the legs I loaded up the end grain with wood filler to give it a smoother look.  Below is a picture of the wood filler after I had applied it.  Once it dried I sanded it all smooth with 120 grit and then 240 grit sand paper.  I also sanded the top oak board.  

Step 6 – Apply the finish

Step 6 – Apply the finish

There are endless options for finishes.  I chose to spray paint the legs to look like iron.  One trick that I’ve learned when using faux metal spray paint is to first spray the pieces with a flat black primer.  It creates a perfect base coat and will save you so much time and money since you won’t need nearly as many metal coats.  I used one coat of primer and three coats of the metal spray paint.  

For the top board I used Minwax Early American sta

For the top board I used Minwax Early American stain and a semi gloss polyurethane.  

Step 7 – Attach the Legs to the Top

Step 7 – Attach the Legs to the Top

I used my Bessey Clamps to align the legs with the top board and then used 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws to attach the top to the legs.  Don’t forget wood glue for this step but be careful not to use too much.  If it squeezes out it will make a mess on your finished pieces.  

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