Ergonomic Swiveling Laptop Stand

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Project by miles125 posted 12-18-2007 10:47 PM 9293 views 21 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This little culprit is really what makes it just too darn easy for me to spend too much time on Lumberjocks.

I took some rather heavy duty swivel hardware off of an old computer monitor stand i had and put it to use in this laptop stand. The base section of the stand is fairly heavy and fits nicely under my chair. Then i have my laptop velcroed to the swivel arm that i can swing around it front of me (just clearing the arm of my chair by a smidgen), or at the touch of a finger push out of my way. When i want to relocate i just tug a little and the laptop comes off.

I tell ya its almost TOO easy! All of it is salvaged Pine (what else) and finished with a satin lacquer. (Thos taught me how to spell lacquer) :-)

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#1 posted 12-18-2007 11:01 PM

Very nice! As someone who sits in front of a laptop for better than 12 hours a day, I can appreciate a convenient way to get the thing OUT of the way when necessary.

-- Living on the square...

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#2 posted 12-18-2007 11:06 PM

very cool miles !

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#3 posted 12-18-2007 11:21 PM

Great idea, Miles! You’ve got me thinking about making one of these sized for surfing in bed while my wife flips channels on the TV endlessly.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 12-18-2007 11:51 PM

Nice, Miles! I’ll bet you could sell lots of these if you wanted to. Lot’s of people would find them very useful. And, you did such a nice job of designing it, that it looks attractive too.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#5 posted 12-19-2007 12:20 AM

I thinks me sees my next project.

Miles . . . what is that “heavy duty swivel harware”. have you seen it online or do you have any close up pics.

DW and I need one of these.

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#6 posted 12-19-2007 12:25 AM

Nice. It looks like it was simple to construct.

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#7 posted 12-19-2007 12:27 AM


-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#8 posted 12-19-2007 01:41 AM

I like it !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#9 posted 12-19-2007 01:42 AM

Attractive, simple and functional … sounds like perfection to me.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#10 posted 12-19-2007 03:37 AM

Thanks all for the compliments!
Here ya go Zuki…Not sure what exactly you would call this swivel. It has like a 5/8” dia steel rod that pivots in this apparatus. I’m sure theres something out there less hefty that would do a sufficient job.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#11 posted 12-19-2007 04:25 AM

Well…I guess if you need one and they don’t sell it anywhere…...Make it.. Good for you.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#12 posted 12-19-2007 05:06 AM

Looks like a hospital table for computer freedom. A great concept. Nice construction.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#13 posted 12-19-2007 07:25 AM

Thos is all over the spelling of lacquer! Nice project with a great application.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#14 posted 12-19-2007 11:18 PM


-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#15 posted 12-25-2007 05:22 AM

I like the idea.Nice job.

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