Want to try out a standing desk, but don’t have $650+ lying around to buy one of the pre-made, adjustable types available? Thanks to some IKEA hardware and the folks at iamnotaprogrammer.com, you too can craft an inexpensive, decent looking standing desk for less than the price of an average restaurant bill.
Just stop by your local IKEA and grab the below items (or order online), and you’ll be up and standing within fifteen minutes or so (depending on your handiness with a screwdriver). Assembly instructions available in PDF form here.
- Lack Side Table – $7.99
- Viktor Shelf – $5.99
- Ekby Valter Brackets – $4.00 x 2
- Screws – negligible
- Total – $21.98
This is the cheapest standing desk I’ve yet seen (besides the ones that you can build from a discarded door+cinder blocks, or Fedex boxes). Has anybody tried building and using this type of desk? Let me know how it worked out for you in the comments section.