If making a monitor stand out of door stoppers just isn't your style, check out this clever monitor stand made from a shelf and a picture ledge.
IKEAHacker reader Lauri made a very clean looking monitor shelf from nothing more than an IKEA Lack shelf and a Ribba picture ledge.
First we sawed the Ribba-picture ledge in three pieces: 25 centimeters from each side. The remaining piece, from the middle, went to garbage bin.
We put the picture ledge pieces against each side of the wall shelf. Then we drilled two holes to each sides, so we get holes to the shelf too. We cut the necks of the screw anchors away and hammered the anchors in to the holes in the shelf. Next we screwed the picture ledge pieces to the shelf. Now we have a nice computer stand. Your keyboard and mouse can be put under the computer stand and then you have more space in your table!
If you've been considering lifting up your monitors to have storage space under them, I can't recommend it enough. Mine are elevated a mere 7cm above the surface of the desk, and it provides enough space to stash my computer speakers and control module, Wacom tablet, label maker, intercom and stapler. All those items that would be cluttering up my desk are instead tucked neatly under the monitor stand.
Have a clever DIY project to share? Let's hear about it in the comments.
Lack Computer Stand [IKEAHacker]