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Build a Riser For Your Monitors
Computer Monitor Riser with dovetailed drawers

Computer Monitor Riser with dovetailed drawers

(c) 2006 Chris Baylor licensed to About.com, Inc.
Ergonomics are changing the way that companies are setting up their offices today. One issue that a number of very tall people face when they are seated at their desks is they have to look downward at their monitor. I can't count the number of times I've seen people use strong cardboard boxes, computer manuals and even telephone books under the base of their monitor to raise it up to eye level.

In this set of free woodworking plans, we've got a much better solution. We've built a beautiful hardwood computer monitor riser that sits under one or two monitors to raise them up over five inches! Additionally, the unit includes two very useful dovetailed drawers that are large enough to hold magazines or papers. You could even use it to raise a television a few inches higher in your living room or bedroom.

To complete these computer monitor riser plans, we used maple for the visible parts of the unit with poplar for the carcase and drawers. However, oak or another desirable hardwood would work well for the exterior, as would pine for the interior parts.

This woodworking project will really show off your skills as a craftsman, and is one you'll be proud to display for years and years.

Download the Free Woodworking Plans to build this computer monitor riser (PDF).

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