Replace that expensive name-brand standing desk With this DIY project
The biggest factor to a successful DIY Workstation is commitment.
The prices of your average standing desks have gone up since they become the GO-TO in trendy hipster startup’s workstation. If sitting is the new smoking then, our workstation has become the “Smokers Corner”.
DIY Standing Desk = Black Steel Pipe + Labor of Love + Butchers Block
Motorized desk are cool, but this is the next best option if your frugal and like to live life on the crafty side.
Create a standing desk or conventional workstation; using black steel pipes that are often found at plumbing supply stores and a butcher’s block from Home Depot.
Remember to evenly distribute your weight while sitting, with both feet firmly planted on the ground. If the chair has your feet dangling, I recommend getting a footstool.
Be sure that the armrest correctly configured to your comfort. Adjusting the height is easy, but if you need to adjust your width. There is usually a cap or couple bolts underneath the seat that have to be loosened and adjusted accordingly.
If your unable to fit your legs under the desktop (There should be at least enough space to cross your legs over your knees comfortably) Your desk is too small, and it’s best to invest in a desk that’s the proper height. If your short on cash, putting bricks or hardcover books underneath each leg are two thrifty alternatives.
Need more information on your pursuit for perfect posture? We wrote tips that promote healthy posture at the workstation.
How To Make Your Own Standing Desk
A step-by-step walk-through on constructing your very own steel pipes legged workstation.
I made my pipe desk years ago and would reconstruct it in the name of this post, but found that these 5 tutorial videos all solve your problem. Each shows a distinct way of constructing a pipe table and worth watching before starting your project.
Paint & Polyurethane are unnecessary but can protect as well as spruce up the wood*