Simple Desk Riser

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Project by SirFatty posted 01-13-2014 04:57 PM 2395 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the latest in a series of projects for the simple desks I built a couple years ago. The previous projects are located here:

Simple Desk
Simple Desk Drawers
Simple Desk Cable Management

The goal is to get the monitor up off the desk so that the notebook and other items can be pushed back allowing space for the keyboard, mouse and desk lamp. Luckily the weather cooperated, it was 35 degrees outside, a full 45 degrees warmer than a week ago!

Utilizing leftover 3/4” plywood from the clamp rack project, all pieces were cut to size: the top at 59” long by 7” wide and the riser pieces cut to 4” high and 7 inches long. To hide the plywood edges, pine was ripped to the width of the plywood (which is less than 3/4”), glued and nailed in place.

The finishing part will have to wait until spring.. unless we get some more of this “warm” weather. Not a complicated project by any means, but very useful.

Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 01-13-2014 05:10 PM

Very nicely done and I can see how it would be great for working at the computer. Best wishes for the new year.

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#2 posted 01-13-2014 05:17 PM

Thanks John! I appreciate your feedback. I should have posted a before image, a good contrast to the after image!

Happy new year to you as well!


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#3 posted 01-13-2014 05:37 PM

COOL Simple riser…

Gives you quick access for those Desk things that like to live there…


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#4 posted 01-13-2014 07:40 PM

That’s a good idea, Keeps things organized.

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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#5 posted 01-14-2014 04:05 PM

Joe and Bob, thanks!!

Happy new year to you both!

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#6 posted 01-17-2014 02:25 PM

Great idea! Might be a simple build but really made a big difference on the organization of your desk. Great job!

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#7 posted 01-19-2014 12:48 PM

Thanks Fishinbo! He’s a teenager, so of course is still a mess, but I tried!

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