DIY computer boosters | How About Orange

March 06, 2008

DIY computer boosters


Don't you hate it when your computer monitor is not at eye level, and you have to slump way down in your chair to get your head directly in front your screen? To solve this problem we'd been using stacks of books to hold up our machines. Tip: Dictionaries and big fat Bible commentaries work nicely. But they're unsightly, so Alex took matters into his own hands and made these out of scrap wood from Home Depot. Awesome! He just screwed the pieces together and painted them orange. He created a special feature on his booster so he can slide the keyboard under it, freeing up desk space. I, on the other hand, just use his desk space for my desk space. (Sorry, Sweetie.)

27 comments:

Kelly said...

wow - i'm impressed. those turned out amazing! he should sell them. :)

Old Glutton said...

Sweet! I like that the keyboard can go underneath when not in use. He should sell them on etsy or something.

Tina said...

It's so nice having a "handy" man around.

Ang said...

Oh, I really need something like that. I am using two phone books right now and it very ugly.

Jacinda said...

Maybe that's why my neck hurts.

unapparentlyso said...

Ooh, I need something like this at both of my desk jobs.

P.S. I stumbled upon your blog from the Blog Buzz page and appreciate your entries. :)

corine said...

This is precisely what my chiropractor ordered. At the moment I'm using a pile of books. This is way better.

Karin said...

Great idea! (I say this as I am hunched over in front of my Mac!)

Jess said...

Thanks. I say this as I am sitting comfortably in front of my Mac. Eating a bowl of soup. With my drink and a bunch of papers on Alex's desk. :)

fi said...

I have a nice black and silver one that matches my pc paraphenalia, but its plastic (and really dusty now that I am looking at it!) - yours looks much nicer!

Those of you using phone books could just cover them in some nice gift wrap you know...

Liene at Blue Orchid Designs said...

The tip about the Bible commentaries made me laugh because I use mine for exactly the same thing. They really are quite versatile. :)

Lori said...

They look great. I have my monitors on a pile of stacked phone books.

Karen P* said...

great idea! I'm going to have to get my hubby to make me one :) love it

v8_grrl said...

I'm so short...I'm either looking up...or it's perfect...sad but true...I'm part of the "lolli-pop guild"

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shannon said...

Totally doing that this weekend.

Karen said...

Why, oh why, did I not think of this before? I have a shoe box under mine right now. I am so..uh..getting someone else to make this for me. :)

Bela said...

This is very nice.:-)

I have a ready-made computer stand I got from a specialist store. I couldn't do without it.

Mahan said...

Go Alex! Now, this is inspiring! Time to get the hands dirty and go play with some power tools!

*maniacal laughter*

Jess said...

What, you don't want to make paper flowers or sew tote bags??? :)

quenna said...

Nice...and of course it's orange :)

We use an upside down wire bin -- love the instant storage space underneath.

Melissa Lewis-Off The Wall said...

Well, that's such a wonderful idea. So simple, thanks for the instructions. My husband is always saying he need something for our monitor to set on. I just might have to do this!

Lab Monkey said...

Yes, Bibles do work wonders for hoisting up the old monitors. But for some reason my mother-in-law was a bit uptight about me using the Bible in such a way.

Jess said...

Well, I used Bible commentaries so that's okay. Hee hee. Truth is, I didn't have a Bible big enough.

Mahan said...

Well, I am making shortbread for an afternoon party tomorrow (don't call it a tea party!), and taking a critical look at my room's walls.

But no, fabric and the like...not so much. :]

erika said...

i want to know where you got your cute mouse pad from ? ;]

Jess said...

From CB2. I don't know if they still have them; it was awhile ago. Yeah, I like how the fishies float around in the water. What can I say. I like kid stuff.

erika said...

thanks ;] i didnt see it but ill search for it online.

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