DIY Swivel Position Monitor Stand

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DIY Swivel Position Monitor Stand
Standard lumber is often used for basic monitor and television stands. (Tom Brakefield/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

A swivel-position stand acts as a platform for a monitor, television or other object, yet can be rotated easily. The piece of hardware that allows for this movement is a Lazy Susan bearing. Building a simple swivel monitor stand is not a complicated project.

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Things you need

  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • 2 pine boards, 2-by-4-by-26-inches
  • 2 pine boards, 2-by-4-by-23-inches
  • 4 pine boards, 2-by-2-by-29-inches
  • 2 plywood sheets, 1/2-inch, 26-by-26-inches
  • Lazy Susan bearing, 6-inch, with bolts
  • Drill
  • Drill bit, 1/8-inch
  • Screw gun (or screw bit for drill)
  • 32 wood screws, 3-inch
  • 6 wood screws, 1/2-inch

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  1. 1

    Set two 26-inch boards on edge, parallel and 23 inches apart. Set the 23-inch boards between them at right angles on edge, parallel, 23 inches apart so the corners of the four boards meet and are flush. The outside dimensions of these four boards will be 26-by-26-inches. Set one sheet of plywood on top of the boards so the edges of the plywood are flush with the boards. Using the 3-inch screws, screw sixteen screws through the plywood so four screws enter each board.

  2. 2

    Turn the plywood and boards over so the boards are resting on top of the plywood. Set a 29-inch board perpendicularly inside each corner and screw four 3-inch screws through each corner to secure the boards. The 29-inch boards are the legs to the monitor stand.

  3. 3

    Turn the stand upright and set the Lazy Susan bearing on top of the plywood. The bearing should be 10 inches from each edge of the plywood. Draw a circle through each screw hole on the plywood, keeping the bearing in the measured position. Move the bearing off of the plywood and drill a 1/8-inch hole through each of the circles drawn.

  4. 4

    Using the piece of plywood that is not attached to the stand, set the bearing so it is 10 inches away from each edge of the plywood. Screw the bearing to the plywood using the 1/2-inch screws.

  5. 5

    Position the bearing and plywood over the holes that were drilled on the stand top. Align the holes on the bearing with the holes in the stand's plywood section. Insert a bolt through the bottom of the stand and into the threads on the bearing, using the hardware provided. The top piece of plywood should now be able to rotate 360 degrees.

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