There’s no need to sink a couple of paychecks into getting started with a standing and working lifestyle. Along with the previously reviewed QuikLok Laptop Pedestal, there are ways to create your own full-size standing desk on a budget.
Sure, you could go the ultra-cheap route and use a wooden door, lay it on a kitchen table, and prop it up with phone books, but many people will be looking at creating something a bit more aesthetically pleasing. One well-publicized way of doing this is to use parts from everyone’s favorite hip, low-cost home furnishing retailer, IKEA. IKEAHackers.com has posted a great step-by-step guide with pictures on how to go about getting it done.
All you need is:
- Vika Byske Legs (x5, $150.00)
- Capita Bracket Packs (x2, $29.98)
- Lack Shelf (x1, $19.99)
- 2m Vika Amon Table Top (x1, $5.99)
Voila! With a little bit of assembly time you can have your own great-looking standing desk for around $200.