How To Make a PVC Laptop Stand

This simple PVC laptop stand might one of the biggest money saving projects we have every featured. Overheating is by far the most common cause of laptop failure. Laptops overheat because there is not enough room underneath them for sufficient airflow.  For a few dollars in parts and a few minutes of your time, you can build a Laptop Stand that will let air circulate better under your laptop and extend its life.  It also lets you set your laptop at a more ergonomic angle when working on a desk. The stand also makes a great holder for an Ipad or Tablet.


Materials Needed to Build PVC Laptop Stand

  • about 3 feet of 1/2″ diameter PVC pipe
  • six 90 degree PVC elbows
  • a little pvc glue is recommended but not required


How to Build Your Own PVC Laptop Stand

This project is so incredibly simple and easy to build, the video is barely over one minute long. First cut your PVC into pieces about 8 to 10 inches long. Also cut 2 pieces about 1 inch long. Assemble the pieces as shown in the video and glue them together.  That’s all there is to it!  You now have a simple PVC pipe laptop stand that can save you hundreds of dollars by extending the life of your laptop.

You can paint your stand or add rubber grips to the feet if you want to make it look a little nicer and prevent it from sliding as easily on your desk. With a slightly different configuration you could also make a PVC stand for your Ipad to stand upright instead of laying flat.

So there you have it, for a few bucks and a few minutes, you can build a long laptop stand that will extend your laptop’s lifespan and hold it at a more ergonomic angle for typing. Tough to beat this project from a pure value standpoint.


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