DIY Standing Desk

For several years, I’ve been reading about others who have started using standing desks. It has intrigued me and I’ve wanted to put together a standing setup of my own for some time now.  Researching various solutions out there, I was discouraged by the fact that most solutions cost $400 or more, particularly ones which could be converted from sitting to standing.  I knew there had to be a better way and thanks to Ikea & Ikea Hackers, I found my inspiration!

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So my total out of pocket cost? $115!

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An hour of effort later… and voila, my new standing desk! So far it feels fantastic. Am writing this blog post from it. I went with a narrower 4 foot wide table top, so I could fit it into this particular corner of my guest bedroom, to preserve my window view. Being shorter, the height is perfect (about 38″) and I could raise it up an extra 1 1/4 inches if necessary. You could easily build this higher with some surplus 1×4″ wood, a drill, and saw. In fact, someone out there has even put out the plans for it AND even sell pre-made ones.

I must say I’m quite pleased and am looking forward to spending some quality time in this new workspace of mine!

UPDATE: Check out Part 2 here!
https://sqlbek.wordpress.com/2016/07/14/diy-standing-desk-part-2/

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