French country, look away. This is a project for those of us who love the unfinished. Who prefer exposed red brick. Who dig loft apartments where you can look up and see the air ducts. This is a laptop stand made from painted PVC pipe...The whole thing is just an at-home assembly of some hardware-store-bought PVC pipe and joints, painted to match the metallic finish of the laptop. Easy peasy, right?
One commenter on Lifehacker, where we spotted this project, suggests that you could make the stand stronger by "double-stuff"-ing the PVC pipe. using a little lubrication (dish soap does the trick) and a rubber mallet, you can slam and squeeze a 3/4-inch-wide length of PVC pipe into a 1-inch wide pipe. It provides a little reinforcement and reassurance that your precious machine won't take a tumble.