DIY Wooden Monitor stand

2015.10.31 Personal 8 Comments

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I’ve been kind of obsessed with these ever seeing some really sleek looking ones on sale on Etsy, but the price was more than I could justify spending. So when I found some DIY guides on how to make some, I jumped on the chance.

I got the supplies from IKEA and Home Depot.

And of course, you’ll need a drill, as electric drills will make this easier. The stuff I got from IKEA cost about $20, including the cheap pack of brushes, and the stain supply plus rags and paint thinner cost about $30. Not as cheap as I was hoping, but the experience was well worth it. Staining the wood was the best part. And now that I have the supplies, if I happen to find better wood in the future, I can just replace the cheap $3.99 Ekby Tryggve I got, stain the new piece, and screw the legs on again. Natural wood would be extra fancy, but even an untreated wood with gloss would look nice.

All in all, I am very happy with the results. I don’t have an excuse to slouch anymore, because I’d need to sit up straight if I want to see my monitor at the right angle.

When the holidays roll around, I want to get a new monitor, my old 20″ monitor is smaller than I’d like, and I’ve had it for years. I really want a 23″-24″ one.

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8 Comments

Sarah

Wow looks great, it always amazes me what people can make with random things from Ikea.. I’ve never been to one, our store opens in a week or two so I’ll have to check it out.

    Masao

    Everyone should go to an IKEA once, it’s pretty fun. :D

Karin

That looks real nice! I’ve been looking for something like this for my desk, and you have inspired me. I think I’ll steal your idea and do something similar :)

    Masao

    Yay, steal away. I hope to see what you make.

Tara

That looks amazing :) You did a fantastic job!

This reminds me to get a monitor stand for myself, but I’m okay without it for now :)

Louise

That shelf looks great! Well done! I think I need one (currently using a gift box to elevate my monitor) but Ikea is a long trip.

    Masao

    Thanks! Before I made the monitor stand, I used to use a thick book haha.

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