If you are thinking about adding some more screen real estate, then you've probably thought about the ways that you can mount that second monitor. The only problem is that these don't come cheap. That's why we really liked how the idea of putting one together ourselves.
Instead of spending between $140 to $1,100 on that perfect multi-monitor display stand, Nanu decided to simply use his own ingenuity and build one himself for about $15. You can also build yourself one for cheap! Let's be honest, it doesn't make much sense to spend so much money on dual-monitor stands. Sure they are cool, but if they cost too much, are they really worth it?
The only problem with this setup is the loss of flexibility. Once this is set up properly, the stand and the monitor angle will not budge. It's a bit of a trade off, but hey, it only costs 15 bucks, right? For that price, you get a neat stand that comes with good cable management.
This build basically amounts to mounting two wooden planks onto a galvanized steel tube. The planks need to be fixed at eye level, since this doesn't allow any tilting of the screens. Two pieces of wood are mounted onto the back of the desk to serve as a way to hold the pipe in place. The monitors can move side to side. A PVC tube of 2-inch diameter is used as cable management. It keeps everything tidy. It sits on top of one of the pieces of wood, so it doesn't budge. All in all, it's a great little build that ingenious in its simplicity.
[via Lifehacker, photos by Nanu]
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