For a long time now, our PC has been sitting on the floor right next to the work desk that we built a few months ago. Its hard to keep the surrounding area clean and there is so much space above that seemed to be useless. So, I decided to make a raised stand or cart to keep the PC and a storage above to hold the laptop, tablet, and other small electronics that we have.
The design comes as two parts. One is the movable PC trolley and other is the storage above it. The PC sits on a tray with castors, making it easy to pull out if you want to access the wires behind. The storage on top has a drawer and a slot behind to hold a laptop of any size. Storing your laptop vertically, saves a lot of space and its easy to grab when needed. If you want to store more than one laptop, there is enough space to add one more slots as well.
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DIY PC Cart/Stand with storage
SIZE : The trolley or cart for the PC is sized according to the PC dimensions and total height of the unit is based on the height of the workdesk . The overall dimension of the unit is 1’0″(W) x 1’11″(D) x 2’6″(H).
Step : 1 – Mark and Cut
Below diagram will guide you with the cut list. Mark and cut all the parts. Before cutting, make sure that the PC you have will fit in the given PC base tray dimensions.
Step : 2 – Assemble the PC Cart
Attach the sides to the 3/4″ thk ply. Measure the height of the castor and cut the 2×2 in same size. Attach them to the front ends of the cart and attach the castors on rear. To move the cart, you have to slightly lift in front and roll it out. If you want, you can do castors on all four sides.
Step : 3 – Assemble the Storage
Clamp the pieces one by one and secure it. To assemble the MDF, I used wood glue and 18g brad nails.
Step : 4 – Personalize
To get a perfect finish first prime and seal the MDF. Then apply any paint of your choice. I used this primer and finished with 2 coats of Behr white satin enamel paint. To get a smooth finish sand with 220 grit sandpaper and wipe with tack cloth between coats. I also added some yellow highlights in the drawer area.
Having a cricut machine is so handy in such situations. I use it to personalize the items I make. Also, you can make a lot of useful projects and gifts using cricut. Check out the projects made with cricut here. (most of them have free templates for personal use)
Finally, add drawer liners & felt furniture pads and its good to use now!
when in need, you can just pull the PC out without even moving the whole storage.
You can store away your laptop on this storage and there is plenty more after that to keep any electronics you have. Storing the laptop vertically saves a lot of space and its easy to grab when in need.
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