Between office work, Netflix, and having a leisurely meal, we humans do a whole lot of sitting. It’s simply a part of life. But recent studies suggest that sitting can be harmful to our health. Sitting for long periods of time raises your risk of type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and worse.
That’s why many people are switching to standing desks to use while working or surfing the web. Standing desks keep your blood flowing and your muscles engaged at all times. But fancy standing desks (like those adjustable ones) often cost a pretty penny. But for a little less, you can make one yourself. These tutorials will set you off in the right direction.
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This is a simple design for a classic standing desk. But that doesn’t mean it’s not stunning. For those who want a more minimalist feel to their office space, this is the perfect piece. And this tutorial gives you the perfect step-by-step to get the job done yourself at a low cost.
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IKEA hacks are a wonderful thing—see for yourself. The furniture retailer keeps products budget-friendly and stylishly simple. That makes their pieces perfect to DIY with. This project is a great example of what you can do with IKEA products.
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If you like a whole lot of desk space, but you don’t want your furniture piece to take up a ton of space, make this standing desk. It wraps around your room or office space effortlessly and it looks very simple and clean. It even attaches to the walls (you’ll need a stud finder) to cut down on the amount of space it takes up.
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For about the same cost of five lattes, this lovely adjustable standing desk could be yours. You’ll need a few simple supplies and a few tools, and you'll have a new workspace before you know it.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Perhaps you already have a sit-down desk or you want to have the option to sit or stand. Either way, this project will get the job done. It sits on your table or desk, so you’ll need one of those first. Then, just grab some wood and sandpaper along with some quality power tools. Get to building and you’ll have your own tabletop standing desk in just a few hours.
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Constantly hunching over a desk can cause back and shoulder problems. That’s what encouraged this blogger to build her own standing desk. It looks great and promotes great posture. Bonus—this desk is spacious enough to fit multiple computer monitors.
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Modify your old desk and transform it into a standing desk with some extra wood and a few tools. Remember, safety first! This tutorial makes modifying your sit-down desk into a standing desk easy with a step-by-step video to guide you.
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It can be difficult to include functional pieces in small spaces without making the room feel cramped and overwhelming. A good tip to make things look more spacious is to cut down on the number of things on the floor. This DIY standing desk does just that. Instead of using typical desk table legs, this DIY standing desk is hung on the wall.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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This DIY desk is reinforced with an extra pipe running across the bottom, making it sturdy and balanced. If you do decide to sit at it at times (a tall barstool will be needed), you can even use this extra bar as a footrest.
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Here’s another IKEA hack for you. We told you they’re wonderful! Transform a classic and not-too-expensive IKEA dresser into a DIY standing desk. The piece serves two functions at once (hello, storage) and allows you the space to move to a regular sit-down desk when you need a break.