In order to spruce up my new office space, I wanted modern and clean monitor stands for my computer monitors. I was formerly using two dictionaries to the do the trick and it just wasn't jiving with the high-design look I was going for.
It didn't take me long to decide I wanted to use unfinished wood. I keep coming back to the simplicity of whites, natural woods, and black and haven't tired of it yet.
Here's how we did it (to make dual computer monitor stands):
1 piece of 1x6x2 Oak (cut in half) : ~$6.00
4 unfinished wood Artesian Small Bun Feet (we got ours from Lowe's) : $2.78/foot
4 3in. straight top plates: $1.78/plate
Total cost: ~$24.00