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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.

Step 1: Materials You Will Need

(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

Stool

<p>Very nice! Pine boards, plywood, and drywall screws - this is my kind of desk.</p>
<p>HA! Us too. We did use narrow crown staples on the top to make the holes really small. Turns out you don't need any fasteners at all. The plywood just rests there nicely. And thank you--</p>
<p>Nice work, I made a standup workbench similar in style and size(overbuilt more like it). Yours is slicker and neater, the next one I make might have some of your features(thx). Glad to finally see someone else who likes to put wheels on their desk.</p>
<p>I Have No...Thank you. Really appreciate it. We've used the wheels more than we thought already. We also made a workbench 'structable. Have you seen it?</p>
<p>Excellent work, as usual! Love the portability aspect, too. Very nicely done!</p>
<p>Thank you Seamster. We've used it's 'one-plug' portability more than once now for everything from re-painting the room its in to moving it so we could clean up the plant the cats knocked down behind it. </p>

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Bio: MyFixitUpLife is a husband-and-wife’s home improvement obsessed lifestyle. Mark and Theresa are constantly fixing something up.
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