Space is a luxury in my small apartment, and even more so on my overcrowded work table. I created Firestand to hold my 13â€ MacBook Pro on top of my M-Audio FireWire 610 audio interface, It has helped me reclaim over 67 square inches of space on my desk (and, yes this is an accurate calculation of my space savings).
This is a DIY project that can be recreated using a laser cutter. All you need is a 12â€ x 24â€ piece of plexi (1/4â€œ thick), acrylic cement, and a few hours of spare time. Production files are available in Adobe Illustrator, svg, and dwg formats.
It's easy to make your own firestand. All you have to do is laser cut the parts on 12" x 24" piece of acrylic (1/4" thick). Then use an acrylic cement (such as weld-on) to glue it all together.
Before laser cutting the parts I recommend that you measure the actual thickness of your acrylic panel in order to adjust the size of the connectors, if necessary. I find that most of the 1/4" acrylic I purchase in NY is slightly thinner than advertised. Therefore, the connecting holes on this design have been set to 0.22" wide (which on the laser I use cuts at about 0.23-0.24").