Practical Inexpensive Monitor Stand

About once a year, I’m writing about a DIY project. Not about the stuff you typically find on this blog, but more old world, non techy things. This time it’s about a monitor stand that I built for my home office. I don’t know if it’s because of my constantly decreasing visual perception, which some might call Presbyopia aka age-related farsightedness, but I thought it would be a good idea to raise my good old Apple 23″ Cinema HD Display up a little.
Many of the newer – but still not as good looking – LCD displays, can have their hight adjusted. My Cinema display on the other hand has a a beautiful brushed metal foot, unadjustable in hight tho.

In case you too own one of those 23″ 1920×1200 Apple Cinema Displays, I feel your pain. Mine has the distinct pink / magenta cast on the edges as well. A Spyder display calibration doesn’t totally remove the pink cast but reduces it significantly.

I wanted to raise the hight of the display by about 3″ to 4″ and since my desk is made of solid wood (IKEA VIKA BYSKE), a simple wood construction should work just fine.
IKEA offers the EKBY TRYGGVE, an almost perfectly matching 31×7.5 softwood shelf for only $3.00. The shelf’s thickness is 5/8″ and it is easily supporting the monitor and more if you like.
Simply using four Ace’s Heavy Duty Rigid Door Stops, brings the monitor stand up to a height of 3.5″.
The door stops cost about $4 each, which adds up to $19 for the complete monitor stand.

5 Replies to “Practical Inexpensive Monitor Stand”

  1. Bravo! Fantastic….going right out to buy the parts now to build one before we completely move into our new home.

  2. How to take simple items and make them work for you. Way to go!!!!

    1. Thanks for this! I’ve been wracking my brain on a cheap and simple solution. This is, by far, the best I have found!!

  3. What a simple and effective design!

  4. Brilliant!

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