Dual monitor stands are made to support two monitors on a computer desk. They sit about four inches above the desk and allow space underneath the monitors for keyboards, mouses or other office supplies. Stands like these will help with organisation in any home office. Build a dual monitor stand for your monitors using standard carpentry tools. Minimise your costs by using pine lumber instead of more expensive hardwoods like oak and you will have a long lasting stand.
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Things you need
- Tape measure
- Pine board, 1-by-12-inch
- 2 pine boards, 1-by-4-by-12 inches
- Mitre saw
- Drill bit, 3/8-inch
- Screw gun
- 6 wood screws, 3-inch
- Wood putty
- Sand paper
- Tack cloth
Measure the width of each monitor and add the measurements together. Cut 1-by-12-inch so its length equals this measurement. Drill six 1/4-inch deep 3/8-inch holes so there are three ½ inch away from each end of the board. Space the holes 4 inches apart. These are pilot holes for your screws and they will hide the screw heads.
Position the two 1-by-4-by-12-inch boards on edge, parallel and space them the apart so they equal the measurement from the previous step but minus two inches. Lay the board from the previous step on top of these boards so the ends are flush. Screw the boards together in this position. This is your dual monitor stand.
Apply wood putty to the holes surrounding the screw heads. Let the putty dry according to the instructions listed on the package. Sand the entire stand so the surfaces and edges are smooth, and wipe it clean with a tack cloth.
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