So I'm working on my new Golf Simulator room and trying to do even the smallest tasks here and there to keep the process moving along.
This week I decided to use some scrap wood that I had laying around to build a new PC Stand to house my Tower, Monitor, Keyboard and Mouse.
I decided to build my own after looking on Amazon for my options to purchase this type of cart and quickly found them to be about $290 for one that looked nice and sturdy.
There were some available carts that seemed a little too skinny and flimsy for only around $105. You can check them out below.
I got the wood from 3 different locations.
1. I purchased a stack of 60 boards from guy on Facebook for $1 a board. This project only took 2 1/2 boards.
2. There are 2 small 2x4 pieces that came from a pallet.
3. I had a pine board left from a precious project over a year ago.
Other Items used that I had laying around:
Coffee Colored Stain
Leveling feet (bought from Lowe's)
Tv mount (bought from Amazon)
Clear Coat Spray Paint
First I built the base to have enough room to hold the PC tower.
Did I measure it? Nope.
I just guessed and screwed it in place with some random screws I had laying around from the bottom to hide the screws.
Next I just started screwing on supports to try and make the main post as sturdy as I could.
I didn't have any plans or design, I just put braces where I felt that I needed them. I also put glue on everything for a stronger bond.
I got the monitor mount from Amazon for under $7. See It Here (opens in new tab)
I used leveling feet instead of the wheels because I don't think my cart needs them. I don't see any reason why it would be moving it around. Those were under $4 See It Here (opens in new tab)
After I got it together, I put wood filler in my nail and screw holes and waited for them to dry and then gave them a good sanding.
I then took a leaf blower to the whole thing to remove any dust and debris. Worked very well.
Using an old rag I gave the entire thing an good rubdown of stain.
I honestly didn't sand a few spots well enough, because the stain didn't want to absorb. It's probably only me that would ever see it anyway.
Once it dried, I then gave it a coat of Clear Coat.
I had to drill 3 holes in the TV mount that I used because the mounting pole wasn't wide enough for the predrilled holes.
No Problem, so I drilled new holes.
That's it. All Done!
Saved me $274 and the stain will match the Bar and trim for my new sim room.
Finished images below.