Last week I got tired of all of the clutter on my desk at work. So I thought: why not build a monitor stand to help organize and hide some of my stuff.
What you need:
First I measured out where I wanted to cut each plank. I wanted the final dimensions to be about 40″ wide by 6″ tall by 15″ deep. So I made the following cuts:
6×1: 40″ x 2
6×2: 12″ x 3
I wanted the legs to not be as deep so the top of the stand will hide the wires coming out of the back of my computer.
I nailed the first 6×1 to the top of 2 of the 6x2s, flush to the front. I then measured to the middle of the plank and nailed down the 3rd 6×2. Next I did the same thing with the 3×1, then the 6×1 (alternated thick, thin, thick).
Once everything was nailed down, I sanded it smooth and stained it with Min Wax Early American wood stain and waited for it to dry.
Heres how it turned out:
It was a hit at work! I got so many compliments!