In this digital age, many of us have multiple hard drives for storing information like pictures and videos. Also having at least one backup drive is a good idea.
Having these extra hard drives around the desk takes up space. They say it's cheaper to build up than it is to build out so, that is what I did for our extra computer drives!
I made a small platform from some 3/4" thick plywood with 3 "garages" below where the monitor sits to make some more surface area. The monitor sits on top and the 3 hard drives are housed below with easy access.
I used a dowel cut in half lengthwise to cover the front of the uprights to look like small pillars and I made some simple cove moulding to cover the top horizontal edges. I used glue and pin nails to assemble the pieces and filled the nail holes with a light spackle.
A few coats of black spray paint and some clear coat and the project is complete and ready for use (as soon as the finish dries).