Most modern workshops already have lots of tools, and space is at a premium. If you like to keep a computer monitor or TV in your workshop, build this swing-out monitor arm to raise your display away from the dirt and dust on your work table.
Most DIYers use tablets and computers in their workshops to view instructional videos and surf the web. Now 3D printers and CNC machines are becoming more commonplace, which makes an already crowded workspace even more cramped.
You can mount your monitor on the wall to save space and bring it to eye-level. This swing arm is built using a piece of timber, pine board and a few hinges. You can assemble the mount using a drill/driver, table saw (or circular saw), and a jigsaw. Make sure it's secured into a wall stud before attaching your display. In the video above, Bob makes a custom stand-mount since his monitor isn't VESA compatible (although you can modify the design for VESA compatibility), and he wanted to use the wood and hinges he had easily available instead of spending hundreds on a complex monitor mount or arm.
This design is intended for a light monitor. The one shown in the video is a 24-inch Acer display that weighs almost 3kg. Anything heavier should be displayed using a steel mount.
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