You already shelled out your hard earned cash for a swanky laptop, why drop more cash on an overpriced laptop stand? Cardboard alone can do the trick, as detailed in this step-by-step tutorial.
Matt Embrey put together a guide to building a sturdy DIY cardboard laptop stand at the eco-friendly blog greenUPGRADER. Inspired by an acrylic stand built by Eric Skiff but lacking spare acrylic or a laser cutter, Matt opted to work with heavy packaging cardboard instead.
The templates for each piece can be printed on a standard sheet of paper. The stand is constructed so it comes apart easily and packs flat for storage or transport. If you have access to a printer and some thick cardboard, all that stands between you and an inexpensive laptop stand is some spare time. While properly positioned cardboard is more than capable of holding up a laptop, if you're unsettled by the whole idea you might want to check out our top 10 DIY laptop stands for alternatives. DIY Cardboard Laptop Stand [greenUPGRADER]