Published on February 28th, 2012 | by Jules IKEAHacker29
Macbook Air Desktop Stand
Materials: IKEA FANTASTISK napkin holder
Description: When at work and at home I use my Macbook air with an external monitor mouse and keyboard. What I really wanted was a BookArc from Twelve South but I would need to get two of them and at $39 a piece I figured I could come up with something.
I thought of trying to make something similar out of wood etc. but wandering through IKEA I spotted the Fantastisk napkin holder and figured it would work and at a cost of under $2 it certainly fit the budget. I added the Apple sticker of course and added 4 small pieces of adhesive backed foam.
I will replace them in the next couple of days with those clear stick on feet that the hardware store sells. That should look a little better then the foam. The end result is a professional looking hack that lets me use my macbook air as a desktop computer that takes up very little room on my desk, and allows access to all of the ports on the computer.
~ Chad Parrish, Henderson, MN