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For a long time I wanted to have a height adjustable table in my home office. Unfortunately I couldn't find an Instructables or other DIY guide that allowed me to easily and cheaply make a height adjustable table. So, I decided to build one myself. 

The solution I have come up with allows me to adjust the table from 60centimeters (~23.5 inches) up to 125centimeters (~49 inches), but it can easily be raised a couple of inches more - I'am just not that tall myself.

The total price of the project was under $70!
 
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Step 1: Materials

Materials:
1 x Tabletop (100cm x 60cm)  ::  VIKA AMON from IKEA  :: $5.99
2 x Adjustable leg ::  VIKA KAJ from IKEA  :: $30.00 ($15 each)
2 x Hanging Track :: Habo from STARK (Dansih hardware store), but HomeDepot has something similar here) :: $13.1 ($6.55 each)
2 x Twin Track Brackets (reinforced) :: Habo from STARK, but I guess you can find it in HomeDepot also :: ~$11 ($5.5 each)


NB: The IKEA VIKA KAJ legs have a maximum height of 90cm (~35.5 inched), so I needed to make two blocks of wood, that can can support the weight of the table when it is in "standing mode". This can be avoided if you can make or find some legs that can be extend to your liking - e.g. IKEA has the VIKA BYSKE that can be adjusted from 70cm to 107cm but that was not heigh enough for me.  I am sure this part of the project can be done in a smarter and more beautiful way (see step 4).

Tools:
Power drill
Hammer drill
Rawlplugs
Screws 
Hex shank spade bit
Level



Total cost: $60 + wood and screws

addunaway5 months ago

The links for the VIKA pieces no longer work, maybe discontinued from IKEA

jeffeb32 years ago
I made a desk for my wife out of 3/4" plywood (purchased at a home center) and it was flimsy. I ended up surface glueing a second sheet, which made it extremely tough. It would weigh a bit more though...
rimar20002 years ago
Maybe my height adjustable table-stool does not fit your needs, but it can be done with shape changes, without loss of utility.

Yours is a good design, anyway, and nicer.