HOW TO BUILD MONITOR MOUNTS

A monitor mount or sometimes referred to as a monitor arm is an extension that holds up a computer monitor. The absolute benefit of a monitor mount is that it allows the user to move the screen and position it relative to the eyes, hands (keyboard), and the body. Ultimately creating a work environment that not only is productive but most importantly beneficial to the overall well-being of the user.

Estimated reading time: 10 minutes


Benefits of a custom monitor mount:

Ergonomic advantages  It is no secret that proper ergonomics increases productivity among many other benefits. Anybody who works in front of a computer can attest to neck and eye strains, and improper postures created by spending long hours in front of a computer screen. Introducing a monitor mount in the proper position can aid in reducing these common issues while fostering correct sitting or standing positions.

Increased use of available space – Mounting a screen will free up space from your desk or workstation, thereby eliminating any wasted space due to the placement of a monitor screen.

Increased security – Avoid undesired accidents by securing your monitors, thus preventing any damages which may arise.

Improved accessibility – Custom monitor mounts can be adjustable and easily placed in several ways which allow for a practical and functional display.

What you need to complete the project

  1. PARTS

     

     

  2. TOOLS

     

  3. INSTALLATION TIPS

     

  4. ERGONOMICS

     

    Ergonomic Computer Workstation
    20"-30" to screen51-76 cmChair HeightSitting Table Height0.000.000.00Sitting Screen Height 20"-30" to screen51-76 cmStanding Table HeightStanding Screen Height0.000.00
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    Ergonomic monitor holder

    The monitor should be set at a height so that your neck will be straight. Monitors should be placed so that the top of the screen is at the operator’s eye level. The viewing distance between the operator’s eyes and the screen should be in the range of 20-30 inches.The size of the monitor often dictates viewing distance. Keyboard to monitor relationship: The optimal distance is 21″ in all applications.

     

  5. BUILD IT!

    Download the plan here!

    The drawing model and plan were made using the Flexpipe Creator Extension for Sketch Up.

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Esteban Solano - Design and Assembly Specialist

Esteban has assembled more than 250 Flexpipe structures. He is a woodworker by trade who built his house from the ground up! Originally from Costa Rica, Esteban grew up in Florida where he studied industrial design. Esteban speaks English, Spanish, and French fluently and he has garnered work experience in several countries.