Like many software developers, my primary computer is a laptop. At
home, I like to connect it to an external monitor and use the laptop screen as
the secondary monitor. I like to bring the laptop screen as close to my eye as
possible. I got an idea when I visited IKEA with my wife yesterday.
IKEA carries a wide variety of legs and boards. I bought a box of
four 4” legs for $10 (the website shows $14 but I got mine in the store for $10) and a 14” by 46” pine wood board for $7.50. After a simple
assembly, I got my sturdy dual-monitor stand.
I place both my wireless keyboard and mouse partially
underneath the stand. That allows me bring the laptop closer. The space underneath
the stand can be used as temporary storage space. This simple idea
worked pretty well for me.