Today let's talk about monitor stands. In my new place I am having to deal with two computers on a single desk, in addition to a few other pieces of equipment. I had one monitor stand already, but it took up so much space that I decided I needed to come up with a more compact way to create extra space on my desk. After deciding that there was no way to raise both monitors with stands that my keyboards could fit under lengthwise, I opted for creating monitor stands that would accommodate the width of my keyboards, which would get one or both keyboards out of the center of my desk, while leaving room for my other electronic equipment and the option to actually use my desktop for something other than just typing. These guys were easy to make and turned out rather nicely. I do prefer wood to plastic.
On to the tutorial: First I measured the bases on both my monitors and the width of my keyboards to determine the minimal size needed for the stands. My one monitor has a rather large base on it, larger than the maximum width of my keyboards at ten inches. I found a board in my parents' scrap pile that fit the bill and my dad offered to help me with my project.
After the pieces were sanded we mounted the legs. Now get out your drill cause it's time to make some holes.