How to build a laptop stand to keep it at same level as large screen

DIY Scrap Wood Laptop Stand

How to build a laptop stand using scrap wood.

DIY Scrap Wood Laptop Stand

Hello, Pretty Handy readers! Anika from Anika’s DIY Life back again with a quick and fun project that is useful and will improve your posture! Do you use a laptop? If so, you will help your neck and back immensely by making a DIY Scrap Wood Laptop Stand!

About a year ago, I built myself a desk that I love! My work set up uses a large monitor tethered to my laptop in a dual screen mode. Unfortunately, there was one problem; the laptop screen wasn’t at the same level as the monitor. I temporarily solved it by putting a few of my old books to good use. (Sometimes you work with what you’ve got!) Did I say temporarily? Truth be told, that’s how it has been for a whole year!

before building a DIY Laptop stand

It was high time to fix this situation with a permanent solution. So I went into my workshop aka garage and whipped up a quick project using scrap wood. Want to learn how to make your own DIY Scrap Wood Laptop Stand? Let’s get making!


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Step 1: Cut out all your boards to the dimensions in the material list.

Lumber to build a laptop stand

Step 2: Start by attaching one 1″ x 3″ board to the 1″ x 4″ board at a right angle using wood glue and finish nails (as shown below.)

How to build a laptop stand

Step 3: Layout and attach the remaining 1″ x 3″ boards, using a ¾” board to space between them.

Building a laptop stand

Step 4: Attach the second 1″ x4″ board to the other end of the 1″ x 3″ boards using wood glue and finish nails.

How to build a laptop stand with scrap wood.

Step 5: Sand and paint (or stain) your laptop stand. (I chose to paint my stand with a coral wood stain to add some color to my workspace.)

DIY laptop stand

You can always add a little industrial details by attaching metal corner braces to the laptop stand.

Easy DIY Laptop stand using scrap wood.

I love the functionality of my new DIY Scrap Wood Laptop Stand! My desk looks a lot less cluttered and I have space underneath to keep notepads and sticky notes close at hand.  Let’s not forget the biggest advantage of all, having the laptop screen at eye height.

How to build a laptop stand to keep it at same level as large screen

I’m not sure why I waited so long to build this. It was such a quick and simple project!

If you love quick and easy builds, be sure to check out the collection of easy scrap wood projects on my blog including that mason jar pencil holder in the picture.

Come visit me on my blog Anika’s DIY Life to see what I am up to.

~See more of Anika’s tutorials~

 If you are looking for more scrap wood project ideas, be sure to check out Brittany’s list of 71 scrap wood projects 

71 Practically FREE Scrap Wood Projects

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