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Originally Posted by XNine View Post
Pretty awesome. I've seen dual/triple monitor stands that were homemade before, and they didn't look NEARLY as good. Great work!
Thanks! Mine was going to be one of those less than spectacular, it just so happened my buddy came by as I was about leave for home depot

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Originally Posted by mongoloid View Post
Awesome job man.

Thank you

How about cutting a hole to allow the pipe to pass through, and then using a couple of pipe repair clamps like this...but not as bulky to allow it to be adjustable height.
I am not sure what you mean? Cut a hole where? Intially the plan was for pipe clamps, they come in a lot of sizes and tons of versatility, but when we realized we had a good amount of square tubing the plan shifted and made it tough to utilize pipe clamps

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If I were you I would do 3 things:
1. Instead of 1 leg, under both bends I would put a leg so the weight is more evenly distributed (if I saw the pics wrong disregard this) I would be uncomfortable with three screens and one leg. Just me.

2. Get a cheapo tv wall mount and measure into your mount where you would need to drill holes to mount it on the wall.. and predrill these holes for future use (or if you sell them.. more versatility)

3. For the paint I would use plastidip. Any good hardware store has it. Its a spraypaint that is basically spray on plastic or rubber. Originally intended to fix the grips on tools but comes in handy. It will waterproof.. put a nice flat finish on it, smooth the edges, and be softish to the touch. And you wont have to worry about scratches paint flakes rust etc. I use it on cars to waterproof and paint trim.. etc. Comes in SO HANDY.
http://www.plastidip.com/home_solutions/Plasti_Dip


Oh! Make the legs removable if desired.. see #2




Just trying to help
1) I was thinking about that, but part of th reason I wanted a mount was to free up desk space and get that cool floating look. Two more legs would almost make it look like each had a stand. I am not overly concerned with the strength of the riser, its galvenized steel, I am more concerned with the desk than I am with the riser. but then again we had the mount plus 250lbs on there while we were mounting everything

2) Way ahead of you, its what I should have done from the beginning, I didnt realize how hard it would be to come up with a mounting system, figured that would be the easy part

3) I will check that out, thanks!
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post #12 of 34
Only thing I can say is:

DO WANT!!

the monitors AND the mount!!
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1) I was thinking about that, but part of th reason I wanted a mount was to free up desk space and get that cool floating look. Two more legs would almost make it look like each had a stand. I am not overly concerned with the strength of the riser, its galvenized steel, I am more concerned with the desk than I am with the riser. but then again we had the mount plus 250lbs on there while we were mounting everything

2) Way ahead of you, its what I should have done from the beginning, I didnt realize how hard it would be to come up with a mounting system, figured that would be the easy part

3) I will check that out, thanks!
1. I am not worried about the leg holding it up, I would be worried about it tipping if hit the wrong way. and if you keep the legs rite at the bends it would just be 2 legs on the edges of the center monitor, it would be safer and not as "un-clean" as you seem to think, but you'd have to try it first..

2. lol... it was the first thing that crossed my mind, make this **** versatile. Just make the leg(s) removable in case you are going to mount it on the wall. AND MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO ROUTE WIRES THROUGH THE TUBING!!!!

3. You'll love it. I promise. PM me the final final outcome in case i loose your thread!
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post #14 of 34
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It wont tip, there are 4 very large screws securing it to the desk. I was going to cut it to make it possible to run the cables through but a DVI connector wouldnt fit though the riser pipe, so it would just be through the arms, which would be cool, but I need longer DVI cables.
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post #15 of 34
Ah, see I didn't know what kind of mounting hardware you had going on. That's sounding pretty good then. *thumbsup* now you just need to build a desk like this..
http://www.overclock.net/case-mod-wo...puters-14.html

mount this to the top, and your in business ;]
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post #16 of 34
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I dunno, I am rather pleased with this desk, just got it for free off of craigslist, one of my better scores.
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twas a joke
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Big Pimpin, now if only you had 3 heads
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just curious and it looks cool, but how is the weight ratio to it and how close is it to being balanced. For something with that much heavy metal i would feel afraid of ripping the bolts from the table. The table looks to be made of press board.

EDIT:
Also if you accidentally bump it and it wants to fall somewhere
Edited by graphicsman - 2/28/11 at 11:57am
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post #20 of 34
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The desk is fairly sturdy, while we were making it that was my #1 concern, but after mounting (we had it plus me and my buddy fully supported by the desk) I had much more confidence in the strength of the desk, and as far as the screws ripping out, they are a decent width screw and I am able to grab it and shake back and forth with a good amount of strength without any real movement in the mount. It looks a lot heavier than it is, since its all hollow.
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