If you work on a laptop from bed, the couch or a desk at home, check out these DIY laptop stand ideas to stay comfortable and productive!
A laptop gives you the freedom to work from anywhere, even your own bed! But after a while, the heat and awkward angle makes it uncomfortable and limits your productivity.
These DIY laptop stand ideas give you a solid surface to rest your computer over your lap, or raise the screen up to eye level to keep proper posture at your desk. Some of them even offer storage to create a mini-office anywhere!
This laptop stand will raise the screen to bring it up to eye level for a better camera angle and a more comfortable position. The dividers on the side are perfect for storing pens, pencils, and highlighters, and the shelf holds planners and notebooks.
It's an easy DIY project that will make your workspace more efficient and help you work easier. Get the woodworking plans to build your own!
This DIY laptop stand uses a store-bought metal base and adds an amazing wooden top made of maple and colorful skateboard veneer! It also makes a great side table that takes up very little space.
If you spend a lot of time on your laptop while sitting on the couch, this laptop stand will provide a sturdy work surface and get your laptop off your lap.
Easy DIY Laptop or Monitor Stand
Free up space on your desk with this easy DIY laptop stand. Made using one piece of pine and liquid nails to attach the legs, this project is tool-free!
DIY Laptop Riser and Desk Organizer
This DIY laptop riser features shelves and drawers that are perfect for organizing your supplies. Plus, you can make it with just one board! Bringing your screen up to eye level is key to taking the strain off your body while working in front of a computer all day.
DIY Laptop Bed Tray
Working while in bed? This wooden laptop desk is perfect for that! For less than $20 in materials you can make your own that also doubles as a bed tray.
DIY Laptop Riser
This laptop riser is made with a single 1x8 board, wood glue and some corner braces. It features a cubby for charging your phone out of sight while you work, and space to slide your keyboard underneath at the end of the day.
DIY Vertical Laptop Stand
This tall laptop stand makes working from the comfort of your sofa or comfy chair easy as can be. It sports rolling casters for easy mobility and a rack on the side that can hold magazines, planners, or notebooks.
DIY Laptop Table
I love the two-toned look of this little laptop table! The simple design is easy to make with pocket holes, and can easily be customized to the height you need.
DIY Foldable Laptop Table
This foldable laptop stand is genius! It features curved hand grips to make it easier to handle and the legs fold up and away when you aren't using it to make it easy to store. Work from bed, from the sofa, or even at your desk with this great DIY foldable laptop table.
Hairpin Leg Laptop Stand
I love the live edge of this lap desk and those hairpin legs! It's an easy project that you can put together in an hour or so.
DIY Laptop Tray
This simple laptop tray gives you a flat surface to work on as you relax in bed. It's made with just one board so you can use fancy wood like walnut or maple without spending a fortune on lumber.
Bent Wood Laptop Stand
Believe it or not, you can bend wood without a fancy steaming rig! This laptop stand is the most unique of the bunch and uses kerf cuts to create rounded corners.
DIY Couch Laptop Table
This simple DIY laptop desk is made from just a few boards, and uses corner braces to keep it sturdy. Paint or stain in the color of your choice and you're ready to work from anywhere!
DIY Laptop Lap Desk
Instead of balancing a stiff board across your lap, try this padded lap desk instead! The top slides open to reveal hidden storage, and you can customize the fabric on the bottom to match your bedding!
Live Edge Laptop Stand
Live edge slabs are so gorgeous and fun to work with. They add a natural wood look to any project. This one is easy to make using hairpin legs.
DIY Laptop Desk for Bed
Turn your bed into a fully functional office with this DIY laptop desk! It features a hinged lid and storage underneath for all your supplies.
DIY Laptop Stand Using Scrap Wood
This DIY laptop stand project is a great way to use up that scrap wood pile! The metal corner braces are a great decorative touch and you can paint or stain it the color of your choice.
Frequently Asked Questions about Laptop Stands
Is it better to have a laptop on a stand?
Laptop stands have several benefits. It brings the screen closer to eye level, which is more ergonomic. It also makes it easier to work with an external keyboard and mouse. A laptop stand also keeps your expensive computer safe from spills and crumbs that may occur on the desktop.
Do laptop stands help with neck pain?
Staring at a low computer screen all day can make your neck and shoulders sore. Elevating your laptop on a stand brings the screen up to eye level and can help reduce neck pain.
Can I use a book as a laptop stand?
Sure! Pretty much anything can be used as a laptop stand, and a stack of books is a great way to customize the height of your screen. However, it may not be the sturdiest option and you might not want to perch your laptop on a wobbly tower of books!
Which of these DIY laptop stand ideas is your favorite? I'd love to hear from you in the comments below!
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