How To Build a simple inexpensive portable DIY magnetic laptop computer shelf or laptop work station. These prototype magnetic shelves were designed and built to be light and compact for easy transport for field use in the elevator industry (IUEC). Elevator Tools.
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On subsequent models I used the same two cutting boards but instead of one 12” hinge I used two Everbilt 2-1/2” x 1-9/16” Hinges (any similar hinge will work). In place of paracord I used Loos Stainless Steel 302/304 Wire Rope Nylon Coated 1/16” OD which I liked much better and rather than hard drive magnets we used several different cup and bar pot magnets and we found the CMS Rectangular Pot Magnets worked best in conjunction with 16lb Ceramic Cup Magnets at the bottom – see video.
List of materials used to build diy portable magnetic work station laptop shelf:
We prefer the weaker 45lbs magnets bc the 88lbs are just a little too strong:
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How To: Build a Magnetic Laptop Shelf – Simple Inexpensive DIY (V1R1)
Magnetic Utility Shelf – Compact, Light & Portable Computer Shelf
Compact Portable Laptop Shelf
DIY Portable Magnetic Laptop Shelf Build Instructions & Material List: