I like to use my laptop in the living room. The trouble is that I didn't have a safe and convenient place to put it. It had to be accessible and out of the way. To solve this I made a wooden holder that stores the laptop vertically, still running, next to my chair. Works great. It holds my 17" computer just fine. It is narrow so it fits almost anywhere Low ends allow for cords and the air holes keeps the laptop cool while it runs when stored. Sturdy, convenient, unique, and stylish. A friend of mine got one, not for a computer, but to hold recipe books. It sits in her kitchen and when she doesn't use it for a book holder, it doubles as her mail storage. All wood construction. The shipping rate is because of the shape.