Building a DIY triple screen desk mount

It was time for a rearrangement of my desk working space. I’ve been lately working with a lighting software that required the installation of 3 extra screens on my desk. So that’s why I wanted to build a custom DIY triple screen desk mount. Power tools, safety glasses and earplugs might be involved in the process so proceed with extreme caution.

How to try to copy this:

And end up with the DIY triple screen desk mount:

DIY monitor mount

 

I was lucky enough to find some wood beams from the neighbour laying outside the studio and waiting to be thrown away. Took them and started to think how I wanted to build the structure. Since my skills with wood working are not so good I went for the better construction strength rather than the aesthetic approach. Better to hold strong that to look better.

First I measured the length of the screens and cut 3 pieces of wood to match these lengths. 2 of them (the external ones) I had them cut in an angle to make a slightly bent line. This way the screens are in a circular alignment

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As seen in the adobe picture I used 2 smaller pieces of wood to make a joint between the 3 larger wood beams. (there was nothing else available I had hands on…)

NEWSTAR AV & IT MOUNTS

I measured the monitors and installed the mountings at a distance to fit all monitors. The mounts I used are 2 newstar branded mounts that I found in a website. The 3rd mount still I haven’t install it because I don’t have a 3rd monitor with vesa mount. So it will have to wait for now. After buying the mounts I realized that I could have bought them second-hand for a fraction of the price I paid. Next time I will check second-hand market first.
I measured the distance I needed to fit in my desktop and cut another 2 wood to length that would serve as legs for the whole structure. Those I mounted at the back of the previously mounted 3 wooden beams. Another 2  beams attached perpendicular in an L shape to the legs would make the support for preventing the monitors from falling towards the front.
With some metal stripes and tie-wraps I attached the power, VGA cords and the Matrox TripleHead2Go to the back of the structure. All necessary components are hanging and out-of-the-way.

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Since one of the monitors had a USB hub integrated and a second DVI input I used it to power up a Raspberry pi and connect it to the HDMI output. Attached to one of the legs for easy access might come in handy in the future.

Raspberry

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And this is how finally the DIY triple screen desk mount looks on my desktop

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One Response to “ Building a DIY triple screen desk mount ”

  1. Nick Here is how i build my Triple Monitor Desk

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