Raise your monitor up by building a vented monitor stand. It will help keep your desktop organized and is the perfect spot if you need a spot for a gaming console. You will find the free plans to build this monitor stand at the link.
This awesome adjustable desktop organizer can be configured multiple ways including as a corner organizer. Build it using these simple instructions.
You will need a lathe and router for this desk organizer project. At the link you can follow along to see how it was done.