Right away the next day I made stands for my two non-standing desks, so that I could use them as treadmill-desks if needed.
2 x 4 (8 feet or so)
2 x 1/2" (8 feet)
saw (I like the japanese pulling saws)
screwdriver (or screwdriver drill)
drill and small bit (for pre-drilling screws)
Step 1: Measure your desk legs and find desired height
- width (how far between legs)
- depth (front to back distance between legs)
- height (amount you plan to lift your desk)
Height might depend on whether you are going to use a treadmill, bike trainer, etc. Take all of this into consideration. Calculate the amount you need to raise the desk to reach the desired height.
Step 2: Cut 2x4 legs and platform
The 2 x 1/2" boards will act as cross-bracing. If done properly, there will be no wiggle at all.
Cut 4 2x4 pieces to act as legs. Cut the legs 1.5" shorter than the amount you will raise the desk, since you will add more height by laying 2x4s on their side to form the platform.
Cut 2 2x4 pieces to form the platform. Use the "depth" measurement you took from the desk legs.