Last year I experimented with the idea of the standup desk, and I gave up on the idea. I stuck with me ever since, and recently, I started investigating the standup desk again. I found several great options. One of them is UpDesk. A great solution. Slick looks, smooth up and down and the lowest price I could find. However, $650 for the crank-up version + $300 shipping made it still a fairly expensive option.
I also realized my laziness. I know I will get lazy after a while and just leave the desk in “sitting position” 90% of the time, which defeats the purpose. So, I started thinking backwards.
Why not have a permanent standing desk with a height adjustable stool. The stool doesn’t really have to be comfortable, because it’s just for the relief of the feet and back for a few minutes a day. That way, I wouldn’t sit all day, forces me to stand up and improve my overall health.
So, based on this article, I built my own, permanent standup desk for CA$61.10. I need to make a few tweaks after the first day of standing, but I can see this working!
Why is my desk triple the price of the one in the article? Well, I used a coffee table instead of a square side table, We don’t have an IKEA in the area, so I had to go with a slightly more expensive RONA version, and I bought screws
Here’s the result!
I’m also going to invest in a stool like this and an anti fatigue mat. I tried my running shoes, but the sole is so thick that I’d have to raise the whole desk.
Also; Here’s the receipt of the stuff I bought: