The standing desk is becoming more and more popular among professionals who are looking for ways to be more active during the day. It has also been shown to increase productivity and well-being. Since we love everything DIY, we have done some research for you and build the ultimate DIY Standing Desk Guide
The Ultimate Guide to Building a Standing Desk provides a step-by-step guide on how to choose the right plans so you can construct your own standing desk from scratch. It also provides an overview of the benefits of having one in your work area, including increased fitness, improved circulation, reduced back pain, and greater energy. Stick with me through the end to find all of the best standing desk plans that I found when researching to DIY build my own standing desk.
1. Fit the desk according to your height and personal preference
If you want to be more productive, you need to ensure that your desk is the right height and fits your needs.
If you are taller than average, it is important for you to make sure that your desk is not too high. You also need to make sure that it has enough room for a standing desk if you plan on using one.
The same goes for people with a shorter stature – they need to avoid desks that are too low and have a lot of space between their seats and the keyboard.
2. Select the appropriate surface for your standing desk (wood, metal, laminated MDF, etc)
Choosing the right surface can be tricky because there are so many different options. One of the most common surfaces, wood, is nice because it has a natural finish and goes well with any type of furniture style. But it also has its downside – it needs to be maintained much more often than other materials such as metal or laminated MDF.
3. Select the best material for your standing desk structure (wood, metal, cardbaord, PVC, etc)
There are many materials to choose from when designing a standing desk. Many people will argue that the material you use to build your desk will make all the difference. The best way to decide what is right for you is to first figure out what you need your desk to do and then choose the best material accordingly.
If you want a desk that is lightweight and portable, then wood or cardboard might be the way to go. It’s also easy to find inexpensive wood as well as other materials like PVC or cardboard sheets that are lightweight. On the other hand, if you want something that is more industrial-looking, then metal might be a better option for your design needs.
4. Don’t forget cable management for your standing desk
It is important to think about how you will manage your cables so you can avoid them getting in the way.
You should use a cable-management system that attaches to the bottom of the desk and runs along its base. This will help make sure all your cables are secured in an area that is out of sight and out of mind.
5. Install a drawer system or shelves underneath for storage space or an extra monitor
While you don’t need to be a minimalist to have a tidy desk, there are many benefits to having the right storage space and organization.
Shelves can become an affordable way to add vertical storage for books or paperwork. There are many different options for shelves, from floating shelves that can be tucked away when not in use, to shelving units that hang directly off of your DIY standing desk.
Drawers on the other hand can serve as a great way for you to stay organized and keep your desk clean. Drawer systems come in all shapes and sizes, so it is very easy to find one that is tailored just for your needs. Some popular options are Ikea Alex drawers, regular filing cabinets, and even old nightstands found in thrift stores.
What are the benefits of a standing desk?
There is a growing body of evidence that sitting too long can have detrimental effects on a person’s health such as back and neck pain, poor circulation, and fatigue. The problem is that in today’s fast-paced culture, it is hard to find the time to get up and move around. A standing desk helps counteract these negative effects by encouraging people to stand more often throughout the day. Standing more during the day produces better overall posture, thus reducing all types of pain and other health issues associated with bad posture.