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Solid Cherry Monitor stand for portrait Eyefinity

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I was not happy with the super wide FOV for these monitors while gaming @5040x1050, I had to turn my head back and forth to see it all! biggrin.gif

So, I removed the plastic cases from my monitors to reduce the bezel size and turned them to portrait mode. Now I have 3150x1680! The perfect size for viewing and gameplay! I still wanted to be able to use the monitors in landscape for working with CAD drawings so I made the two outer monitors rotate. This was a bit tricky as I did not have much space between the bottom of the monitors and the desk. To fix the issue I made the monitors connect to the pedistal via two full extention drawer slides, once they are pulled out you can lift them up and rotate them (four 4" lazy susan bearings all together are used). The wood is cherry (of course, my favorite) but the mechanism is scrap plywood that I had around the shop. Once I have all the bugs worked out I will take it back out to the shop and make them out of cherry and give the entire thing an nice clear (no stain, cherry darkens by itself over time) finish. It still doesnt tilt but now I can rotate them.

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post #2 of 8
That looks awfully stylish. Very nice, thumb.gif
    
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Fine work, sir. thumb.gif
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Smokin&Fletcher, Thanks!
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post #5 of 8
Looks nice.
    
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post #6 of 8
Very nice! Kinda jealous...

I spy Citadel Paints!
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Thanks Cogsworth and cbabe101.

Cogsworth, yep...guilty. I paint battletech miniatures once in a while. Someday I will get around to coming over there and playing a round or two at the gaming shop over there. I used to get invites (email) but that has dropped off. I need to look them up again.
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1@ Dell U3011 30" 2560x1600 and 2@ Acer 22" 105... Xarmor Backlit Cherry Blue Mechanical Cooler Power 750w SLI Antec 900 
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post #8 of 8
That looks excellent! Good job!
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