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Standing Desk – DIY – Finally A Solution That Works For The Home & Is Affordable

April 2, 2013

I was on the hunt for a standing desk solution to using in my dining room.  (This would also work in a living room or any other room).  I just happen to have extra room in my dining room for a computer area and it keeps me close to the kitchen and my children.

So… I needed/wanted a standing desk solution that was cute, functional and had storage.  Most of the ones I found had ZERO storage… that doesn’t work for me.  I want a place to file away papers, hold desk related items and other office type things – like my camera, mailing supplies, etc.

After much brainstorming and pondering, I decided I would need to find a dresser the right height (or make simple adjustments to a dresser or keyboard so that it was raised high enough) and a couple of shelves.  I have a laptop as my main computer, but this would totally work for a desk top if you have a flat screen.

I found the dresser for $80 (at Ikea) and the two shelves with brackets were about $10 a piece (they simple pine boards that I stained to match the stain on the dresser).  I put the whole thing together for just over $100.  I already had the storage boxes.  You should easily be able to find something off of craigslist that would work if you don’t have an Ikea close by.  Make sure the dresser has space underneath so that you can stand as close to the dresser as you would like without running your feet into the bottom.

Here is it the finished product 🙂  Lots of storage and so cute!

DIY Standing Desk

DIY Standing Desk

DIY Home Standing Desk

DIY Home Standing Desk

ps. please ignore the crayola artwork on the walls  :-/

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  1. April 23, 2013 1:15 pm

    Well this is certainly a unique solution! I’ve looked into a lot of this DIY ideas in the past, before I got an adjustable height desk. The main reason I got it was because I was tired of moving my stuff from my makeshift standing desk to my seated desk every time I wanted to sit down for a moment. It’s a lot easier with an adjustable height desk– you just push a button and it lowers or raises, you don’t even need to stop what you’re doing!
    Anyway, is this something you’ve thought about?
    Thanks for the post.


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