I used the have the ultrawide monitor on a shelf in front of me, but I wanted it a bit closer and to be able to use the space below the monitor. So instead I used some scrap wood, a cheap VESA mount I had, and the brackets for the shelf to make it “float”.
This turned out pretty good, as it;
- Freed up space below
- Got the monitor closer
- Looks neat
- Got rid of the shelf what was just collecting dust and junk
I glued and screwed two two-by-fours together, the top one being slightly shorter — to leave space for some Hue lights. I mounted these on two shelf brackets.
I secured the two-by-fours with heavy-duty zip-ties in the back, to prevent the heavy monitor toppling everything over.
I then mounted a VEGA bracket in the center of the two-by-fours…
Hung the monitor in place and tightened the fastening screws.
Sweet 👍 The monitor is floating!
Time for the lights — I placed two Philips Hue Bloom lights, one on either side, pointed outward.
Pretty happy with how that turned out 😃 The two Bloom lights, together with the LED-strip behind the desk gave a nice lighting effect.