Because staring into a computer screen for too long has a certain effect on me—Think: Tranquilizer dart and clinical depressant—I’m what you’d call a stand-up desk fan.
A stand-up desk truly does help me fight off the urge to go nighty-night at midday. And I also feel it’s helping me do my part to keep us from becoming a chair-shaped species.
While many stand-up desks I’ve seen are adjustable, they’re just glorified tables. And I mean table. Like if you have a printer, a coffee cup, or anything you plug in…well…store them somewhere else. Design-wise, there’s often a certain Death Star-ness to them as well. So our answer: DIY your own stand-up desk. We made this one for about $100. And, we made it mobile. Ideal for a part time home office or a home under constructions as ours is. Unplug a single plug and roll this command center to the next outpost.
(8) 5/4 x 8 x 8 pine boards*
(2) sheets ½-inch sanded plywood
(4) 4-inch rolling/locking casters
(1) power strip
2 ½-inch cabinet screws
1 5/8-inch drywall screws
2 1/2-inch cabinet screws