Monitor Riser

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Project by woodsoldier posted 04-25-2009 03:14 AM 2587 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a habit of just tossing everything from my pockets after work on the computer desk. Needless to say it was a mess on the desk top. The boss lady of the house told me I was a No Go at this station. So I saw this on Took a weekend to build, used pine for the internal parts and Poplar for the outside skin. Sorry for the bad photo’s after I put it in on the desk, window behind tossed to much light. I was going to Stain it, but Wife liked the look of the poplar, so I just did a couple coats of Poly. I am happy with how it came out, and it gave me a chance to practice hand cut dovetails. Each project I do, I get better at them. I am working on a night stand now, for the wife again…LOL, we could not find a design she liked, so I drew one up, and making it now. This will be the first project I have designed and built from the ground up.

-- Retired from Active Duty

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#1 posted 04-25-2009 04:11 AM

I can see one of those in my very near future. Very nice work thanks for the idea. Hope you dont mind.

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#2 posted 04-25-2009 06:41 AM

Looks good great design


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#3 posted 04-25-2009 04:42 PM

Nice work! That’s a great idea for storage under a computer monitor. I might have to make one of those myself.

-- Randy, DeKalb, Illinois

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#4 posted 04-25-2009 05:59 PM

The contrasting woods look nice. BIG dovetails…

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#5 posted 05-24-2009 04:57 AM

Those ARE big dovetails. Nicely done! :)

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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#6 posted 01-27-2020 05:06 AM

Very nice! Looks solid. You could do something similar under the Keurig to hold all the little cups.

I’ve been slowly replacing all of the furniture in my house with things I’ve built, sounds like you’re doing the same with the night stand. I’m actually offended when my wife brings home furniture pieces or knick knacks she bought at the store, that I could easily build better versions of.

-- ~Walker

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