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!

Step 1: Materials

1 x Tabletop (100cm x 60cm) :: VIKA AMON from IKEA :: $5.99
2 x Adjustable leg :: VIKA KAJ (OLAV) 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).

Power drill
Hammer drill
Hex shank spade bit

Total cost: $60 + wood and screws

<p>UPDATE AS OF 2014-11-22: Here is a link to the current adjustable leg at $15 each: </p><p><a href="http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/30264301/" rel="nofollow">http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/3026430...</a></p><p>This is the OLOV leg and has the same dimensions as the one described above.</p>
<p>The OLOV only adjusts up to 35&quot;, which is not enough for a standing desk. It appears we need the GERTON (http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/60261626/), which is $30 a piece. If you're buying 4 legs that starts adding up. Adding the table top and misc hardware, you're looking at &gt;$200. At that price, you have to start considering the motorized Bekant at $500 all in. (http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S89022027/)</p>
<p>Thanks for info klewis10!</p>
<p>I made a height adjustable table for my home office with the Ikea GERTON legs, but the adjustment mechanism was cheap and broke after just three adjustments. I decided to go with these sleek studio table legs: <a href="http://www.tablelegsonline.com/table-legs/height-adjustable/studio-36-studio36.html" rel="nofollow">http://www.tablelegsonline.com/table-legs/height-a...</a> </p><p>The legs are more expensive than the IKEA ones you used, but they are ten times better in quality. The adjustment range is much better too.</p>
<p>The links for the VIKA pieces no longer work, maybe discontinued from IKEA</p>
I made a desk for my wife out of 3/4&quot; 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...
Maybe my <a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/Table-stool-ladder-mesa-banqueta-escalera/" rel="nofollow">height adjustable table-stool</a> does not fit your needs, but it can be done with shape changes, without loss of utility.<br> <br> Yours is a good design, anyway, and nicer.

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