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Custom TFT stand

Author: Jipa
Used time: 3 h
Cost: 5 €
Categories: Monitor | Furniture

The idea of a custom monitor stand was born right after buying a TFT monitor. The problem is that I used to have my center speaker on top of the CRT-monitor but obviously it can't sit on top of a slim TFT monitor. A speaker stand would solve the problem and the poor Viewsonic could have it's own leg but no, I'm a damn modder and I do it the hard way ;)

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The plan was simple, two 20 mm square aluminum tubes and well.. nothing else. I have a evaluate rubbish table so it doesn't matter even I drill holes to this so I'm just gonna use some steel corners to fix the aluminum tubes firmly to the table. For the sake of outlooks I'm also gonna use some 1 mm sheet aluminum to cover the base part and ugly mountings. The plate on the front side may also house some custom electronics in the future ;) As for the cables I've planned to drill a large (50 mm?) hole to the table.

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Cutting the square tube. The clamp and the corner bit were useful when trying to make a straight cut.

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Heavy duty corner bits in place. From this angle it's easy to say why I want to hide them :)

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Front.. This is pretty much what will be visible from the stand when the monitor is mounted. Mounting is done with standard 100x100 M3 VESA. The tubes are 80 mm from each other so the holes are dead center on them.

The screws on the right side will be changed to match the ones on the left. I made this stand on saturday when no shop was open and I only had two of those nice looking bolts. Those two on the top are M4 hex-screws that I may have to change to pop-rivets as they may otherwise hit the monitor when it's in place.


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31.03.2008 18:17 alfonsou it is actually Kensington Lock :).http://www.computerhope.com/jargon/k/kenslock.htm there is that symbol and description.
31.03.2008 18:11 alfonsi checked, and there is also "Kensington Lock"..
31.03.2008 18:02 alfonsits really common lock for back panels:). Model nr. doesnt help you. Btw i guess that VESA is behind the panel
30.03.2008 16:32 Jipawhat's the model of that screen? Might help..
30.03.2008 16:08 alfonsthis lock unlocks the backpanel, but i dont know how
29.03.2008 17:22 JipaSquare hole? ummh. If it has a symbol of a lock then it might be just a hole for Kensington lock (monitrs are locked to the tables in schools and libraries..)
29.03.2008 15:47 alfonsi found a square hole and theres a symbol of lock. how can i unlock it?
29.03.2008 02:41 JipaVESA (Video Electronics Standards Association) was originally founded by NEC.. And the 100 mm mounting seems to be actually called MIS-D 100.
29.03.2008 01:59 Circusactya. its a sony[?] created standard for display mounting, correct me if im wrong.
29.03.2008 00:24 alfonsim pretty sure that i have one of those vesa-thinggy:D
29.03.2008 00:18 JipaFour M4 screw holes with 75, 100 or 125 mm spacing..
29.03.2008 00:15 alfonsööh? vesa? im going to find out how attachment can be done
29.03.2008 00:04 Jipayour screen doesn't have VESA-mounting holes?
28.03.2008 23:41 alfonsunfortunately i dont know how to attach tft to stand:(
28.03.2008 23:36 alfonsthx for this! i got an idea about same kind of stand for tft:)
28.01.2007 13:48 JipaIt's in use now, but only to support my center speaker. I decided to keep the display on it's original stand until I'll invent a way to have some adjustments for it in the alu-stand.
19.11.2006 13:13 willekkoskas tulee jatkoa?
13.11.2006 18:11 JipaStill thinking if I should just bolt it throught the desk or do some sort of legs to it..