Make sure you have six 90-degree elbow joints of the same size
as your pipe. So, for our laptop stand, we chose Size 2 (3/4")
fittings because that is the size of pipe we used. If you don't use
the same size of pipe and fittings, your design won't fit together
properly to give you a secure and stable structure to hold your
The next step is beginning the assembly of your laptop stand!
Take the 26.6cm section of pipe and attach one 90-degree
elbow to each end of the section.
Make sure the elbows are facing downwards - as shown in the
picture on the left.
Next, you should insert a 8.8cm section into the remaining holes
on the two elbow joints you just attached.
Compare your work-in-progress with the picture on the left and
make sure they have the same shape!
Now, at the end of both the 8.8cm sections, you should attach a
Angle the elbows so that the holes are facing the surface under
your laptop stand. This will lift the stand at this end a little.
Keep comparing your design to the pictures on the left to make
sure you are on track!
This next step involves inserting the two 19cm sections into the
holes of the two 90-degree elbows you attached in the previous
Make sure you haven't changed the angle of the 90-degree
elbows since the last step. This should mean that the two 19cm
sections point down towards the surface you are building on,
lifting your structure higher off the surface.
Double check your progress against the picture on the left!
At the end of both the 19cm sections, attach a 90-degree elbow.
Make sure the holes of the elbows face up towards you.
Check your design against the picture on the left!
This is the end of the assembly part! With this step, you have
created your laptop stand. All that is left to do now is to position
your laptop on your stand!
The Final Product!
Congratulations! If your stand and laptop look like the picture on
the left, then you've created your own laptop stand!
There is plenty of space for USB attachments, laptop chargers,
and HDMI cables to connect to the laptop while it is on the stand.
Opening the laptop up so that the screen is visible is fine as well.
Making this laptop stand means that you have something you can
disassemble and transport to wherever you'd like to use it, you
can make it any colour scheme you'd like, and you get the
satisfaction of using something you made with your own hands!