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.
- IKEA Ekby Tryggve untreated wood (currently unavailable online)
- IKEA Capita 4 inch legs (apparently only the 6 inch is available online)
- Minmax English Chestnut Wood Finish stain
- Minwax Fast-Drying Polyurethane Semi-Gloss
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.