This Laptop Stand can be made from a single 8-foot 1"x12" board. Simply cut the board into three 18" sections and one 24.5" section, then cut all of the parts from those boards. Click here to download my Cutting Diagrams and Cut List.
I assembled the Laptop Stand with just glue and my 18 gauge brad nail gun. The supports for the top have 1/4" slots that allow the height to be adjusted from 26" to 34" tall. Additional hardware you will need includes two 2" long 1/4" bolts, two washers, and two bar knobs. The bar knobs can be found at Lowe's in the specialty hardware drawers.
The base is really simple. Just spread glue on the bottom of all three sides, then set it in place. Shoot some nails into the slanted supports, then flip it over and shoot some more nails from the bottom side. Cover the nails with wood filler and sawdust.
The stand is very sturdy and more than strong enough to hold a laptop or platter of sandwiches, chips and dips, and drinks. It will also hold at least a few pounds of bacon for breakfast in bed! Make it!