Free Building Plans for A DIY Computer Stand

Posted on February 27, 2017

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How are you holding up with your New Year’s resolutions? While I am still holding on strong to healthier eating and fitness habits, one challenge I am struggling with is staying healthy at work. From snacks in the company kitchen to catered lunches, it is easy to have your healthy eating habits derailed.

Staying active is another challenge. It is also easy to sit in one spot for hours when you are working. One way to avoid being sedentary is to use a standing desk. While I am lucky enough to have an adjustable desk at my cubicle, my husband does not. So I actually built this DIY computer stand for him a while ago. In fact, this DIY Computer Stand build was part of a team building activity that Alyssa Espinola wrote about here.

DIYer building a DIY computer stand using Simpson Strong-Tie connectors and fasteners

Alyssa Espinola hard at work building a DIY computer stand using Simpson Strong-Tie connectors and fasteners.

It was such a quick and easy project that even I was confident enough to build it in a day. That is the beauty of Simpson Strong-Tie connectors and fasteners: they help you create strong joint connections quickly and easily. So even if you don’t have an adjustable desk, you can build this project too.

DIY computer stand using Simpson Strong-Tie connectors and fasteners.

DIY Computer Stand using Simpson Strong-Tie connectors and fasteners.

 And if a standing desk isn’t what you are looking for, this project is versatile enough to use as a tea tray or even a kids’ table. I am a big tea person and I love being able to drink tea in bed once in a while.

Simpson Strong-Tie DIY tea table with blue pickled finish.

Simpson Strong-Tie DIY tea table with a blue-pickled finish.

You can customize the tabletop and project with paint, varnish or stain. I really like the look of the wood grain showing through, so I prefer pickling. Pickling wood is a way to stain the wood with color, but allow the finish of the wood to shine through. It is a transparent color wood finish.

Whatever finish you choose, you can feel better knowing that you are doing something good for yourself by building this DIY project. Are you still holding on to your New Year’s resolution? What have you been doing to stay consistent? Let us know in the comments below.