DIY Laptop Stand

DIY Laptop Stand

With today’s world’s current situation, almost everyone is doing things on their computer screens.

Most people opt to use laptops instead of PCs due to their portability. However, due to the fact that you can’t adjust the height of the keyboard and screen separately, this causes you to hunch and strain your neck. Therefore, you need to have a laptop stand to solve this dilemma.

However, laptop stands can be pretty costly, and not everyone can afford them. Worry no more

A DIY laptop stand will be the solution to your problem. Not only will it save you a dime, but it will also give you the freedom to design your own. Originality-wise, you’re top-flight!

If you’re thinking of making one but are still on the verge of what type of a DIY laptop stand you will do, you’re definitely on the right page. Check out this article to get an idea of how to make yours.

Without further ado, let’s get started!

Why Use A Laptop Stand?

Using a laptop stand is indeed very beneficial for a laptop user.

However, many people tend to outlook using one. However, we will discuss the top five reasons you should have one. Here are as follows:

Keep it cooler

Are you struggling with an overheating laptop?

Well, that’s maybe because you are not using a laptop stand. Keep note that when your laptop is constantly under use for many hours on a desk, or maybe on your lap, it can get extremely hot.

When that happens, it can affect its performance. Using a laptop stand will help keep your laptop above the desk surface, allowing air to pass through, thus, helping it stay cool.

Versatile to any work position

Whether you are sitting or standing while working, a laptop stand helps your versatility in work. Amidst the work struggle, it will help you position your laptop to how it will be right for you.

Portability is admirable

Due to its small size and lightweight, a laptop stand is very portable. Whether you need to work at home, in a coffee shop, or the office, you will still have the convenience of bringing your laptop stand with you. 

Prevent neck strain

Have you been experiencing pain in your neck, shoulders, arms, and back when using your laptop?

Well, that’s merely because of your work position. Because you cannot separate a laptop’s screen and keyboard, this will push you to lean forward as you work and compromise proper posture.¬†

Keep your laptop away from the spill

If your laptop is lying flat on your desk, and you suddenly spill your drink on it, then your laptop is in danger of getting wet. On the other hand, using a laptop stand will elevate your laptop from the desk, thus decreasing the potential threat of getting soaked.

Why Make Your Own?

Shoebox Laptop Stand

Some people resort to making their own laptop stands from scratch. Here’s why:

Save money

Truth be told, laptop stands are genuinely beneficial but can be pricey. If you’re on a tight budget, making your own from materials that you can find in your home will definitely save you money.

Easy and doable

Doing this kind of project is indeed a fun activity to do. It’s effortless and doable that even beginners can follow. 

Aesthetics and originality

If you’re keen to design and aesthetics, making your own will give you the freedom to choose your own design, color, and even size that can match your work space’s vibe.

DIY Laptop Stand Ideas

If you’re excited to make one but are still left hanging as to how you should do it, here are some DIY laptop stand ideas that you can easily follow.

Cardboard Laptop Stand

This is by far one of the cheapest do it yourself laptop stands that is ideal for kids and beginners. With the use of a cereal box as the primary material, you can easily produce a laptop stand.

How to do it?

  1. First, get a cereal box.
  2. Draw the patterns on it.
  3. Cut them with a cutter.
  4. Paste the cut-out patterns with extra 5mm around each cut out on a rectangular cloth or wrapping paper
  5. Make sure to fold and seal the edges tightly.

PVC Laptop Stand

Do you have unused PVC (Polyvinyl chloride) tubes left at home the last time your plumber fixed your drainage system? Well, you can use them in making a PVC laptop stand.

How to do it?

  1. Prepare the following materials
  • 1 meter PVC pipe (1/2 inch size)
  • 6 pcs. elbow thread¬†
  • Tool for cutting the PVC Pipe
  • Sandpaper or steel file
  • Tape measure or ruler
  1. Cut two pieces of a 9 inch PVC pipe
  2. Cut one piece of a 10 inch PVC pipe
  3. Cut two pieces of 3 inch PVC pipes
  4. Sand both ends of all the PVC pipes that you have cut
  5. Attach the elbows one on each side to all three PVCs
  6. Connect the two 3 inch PVC to the elbows attached on the 10 inch PVC pipe
  7. Connect the each of the two 9 inch PVC to the ends of every 3inch PVC pipe

Shoebox Laptop Stand

If you have a shoebox idling around your house, then you can make good use of it and transform it into a usable laptop stand. 

How to do it?

  1. Get your shoebox
  2. Draw a diagonal line on each side for cutting
  3. Cut the box according to the pattern and close the lid of the box.
  4. With the remaining flapping side, fold it four times to make an edge for the laptop stand
  5. You can design it with wrapping paper for aesthetic enhancement.

Books Laptop Stand

If you have two big thick books at home, why not maximize them by using them as a laptop stand?

Depending on the desired height, you can simply stack two to three books and lay your laptop on top. Easy as pie!

Conclusion

A laptop stand is truly beneficial for your comfort and productivity. That’s why it’s vital to do your work using your laptop stand.

However, if you can’t afford it or you’re looking for something to match the look of your office, a DIY laptop stand is truly a game-changer! Not only will it save you money, but it will also allow you to be as creative as possible.

Considering the tips and tricks given above will surely help you get this project started.

Happy DYing!

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