ikea stand

Looking for a laptop stand that works with a 7 to 10 inch laptop? Odds are you’re going to have to build one yourself, since most stands are designed for larger notebooks.  But you don’t have to spend a lot of money to do it. Kathleen Henri has posted a tutorial at Instructables for building a netbook stand that’s perfect for a smaller netbook from a handful of parts you can pick up at IKEA.

In a nutshell, all you need are two IKEA shelf brackets, a drawer handle to hold them together, and some vinyl cabinet brackets to keep the laptop from sliding. You’ll also need a drill, screwdriver, and hammer, but I’m going to go out on a limb and predict you’ve already got those lying around.

The finished product is a surprisingly stylish looking laptop stand that costs just about $8 to build.

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10 replies on “How to build a netbook stand from $8 in IKEA parts”

  1. Take a paperback and keep it under the netbook. Save $8

    Because there are blogs, we talk. Next we’ll be talking about how to keep our toothbrush when we are not brushing.

  2. Hey Kids! I bet, if you’re anything like me*, you want to tilt your netbook at a 45 degree angle to make it nearly useless for typing, right?

    Well here’s $8.99 well spent to make sure your carpal tunnel syndrome extends fully up to your scapulas turning your coracoid process into a knot of calcium deposits and ruined ligaments.


    *Elephant Man

    1. Don’t know if I would have put it quite that way, but you do have a point.

    2. In the DIY spirit I’d take a saw and cut down the rear legs of the stand to make it the angle that you find most ergonomic.

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