Create A Cheap Laptop Bed Stand From A Dish Rack

Create A Cheap Laptop Bed Stand From A Dish Rack

Range Govindan
Dec 7, 2009

With more and more people going for laptops instead of desktops, users are finding new, comfortable ways of working on their machines. The great thing about a laptop is that you can pretty much work on it anywhere. Having spent a few lazy Sundays in bed with our notebooks, we really liked this simple solution of making it more comfortable.

This little contraption was created by Andrew and it's perfect if you like lounging in your bed while working or surfing on your laptop. You've obviously noticed that your notebook heats up quite a bit, and having it on your lap for a few hours becomes uncomfortable quickly. That's why we really liked this idea. Andrew used an IKEA Magasin dish rack that he got for $5 and modified it into a little laptop table.

"I wanted something that would hold my laptop while I was sitting on the floor or lying on my bed, without having it lie directly on me (when I was lying down the weight caused some discomfort for my stomach, and while sitting down the position strained my back.)"

All he needed was some bolts to accomplish this hack. It also needed some sawing and drilling. It worked out quite well. You can easily piece together what he did from his photo. You need to make sure that the dish rack doesn't collapse and that it can stand up on its own, as well as supporting the weight of your laptop. Sounds like a great and simple idea.

[via Ikea Hacker, photos by Andrew]

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