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6 DIY Standing Desks You Can Build

Standing desks are so amazing for your energy level. They keep your core active, keep your metabolism up, and keep you energized. All around the world active DIY'ers are creating cool standing desks that you can build too. Some are a ton of work while others just require a simple trip to the hardware store.


Simple Counterweight Convertible Standing Desk

This is the simplest counterweight desk and it includes a simple monitor stand as well. You can tailor the counterweight to whatever you place on the desk. With a little time spent on a nice finish you'll have a clever desk that fits in anywhere. Get the plans.


Reclaimed Wood Pipe Desk

An antique-looking reclaimed wood project, this desk takes the pipe-legs style and amps it up with over-sized pipes, an awesome black finish, and three pedestals on the desk itself. This is a great way to get your monitors, pictures, or other desk equipment up at the right height. Get the plans.


Easy Urban Pipe Desk

Homemade Modern has a well recognized and followed brand on YouTube and they spent the time to put together the simplest standing desk design here. You can make any height table, stool, or chair with these same techniques. Get the plans.


Cross Counterweight Desk

An epic counterweight-style adjustable standing desk, you can buy the plans online and make it yourself. IT has excellent capacity and you can customize it to your heart's content. Some pieces are CNC cut so that they are precise... you may be able to do it yourself or find a local show to make those pieces. You can see some other related projects in the background that are really versatile as well. Get the plans.


Stylish Sawhorse Desk

This simple standing height desk is made from a reclaimed door and styled sawhorses. Sawhorses are an easy way to gain height and stability for a DIY standing desk and you can make them look however you like with modern paints... even metallic. This one looks like a 1800's writing desk. Get the plans.


The Hamster Wheel Walking Desk

The ultimate in cool standing/walking desk is the Hamster Wheel by Robb Godshaw. It makes use of recycled skateboard wheels and laser cut wood components to make a massive wheel that you can place a standing desk in. This is absolutely on my list to build some day. Get the plans.