I recently got over a bulging disc with annular tears in my lower lumbar area (L4-L5/S1). I'd been reading about standing desks and had been curious about them for a while. After searching online and seeing the (what I believe to be) ridiculous prices I settled on a solution that you put on top of an existing desk (www.varidesk.com). It was a good solution and served me well although it was tough to justify at $300.00 for the dual-monitor model. My employer reimbursed me for the cost and I dove in feet first. Initially my back and legs would get sore after more than an hour standing but within a couple weeks I was standing half of the day or more. I was more alert, energetic, and focused on work. Somewhere along the way I decided that I'd never be without a standing desk again. Then I quit my job to start-up a company with a couple buddies. Having to leave this desk since my (now former) employer paid for it I decided to find something to use in my new home office. Searching online again I kept coming back to the Varidesk although that requires you to have an existing desk to put it on (which I didn't have). I found some Ikea standing desk hacks both at instructables.com as well as other places online. I decided to take bits and pieces from a few I saw online as well as adding some elements to make it my own.

Step 1: Supplies and Initial Setup

Supplies: -

- (1) UTBY underframe #10117561 $99.00
(2) Galant Table Tops #website is not showing number online $80.00 ($40.00 each)
- (1) Set of (4) Capita Legs #20049538 (they have a 4" and 8" set, I used 8" due to my height) $12.00 (4"), $16.00 (8") 
- (1) Ekby White Shelf #10139596 (website says $20.00) I paid $25.00
- (2) Ekby Tocare White Brackets #10168720 ($5.00 each) $10.00
- (1) Signum Cable Management 30200253 $10.00
- (2) packages of 34 #8 1/2" Steel Screws (at Walmart) $2.00


Plastic cable ties and Velcro re-useable cable ties from Home Depot $8.00
Walmart High Back Airlift Adjustable Stool $80.00

Step 1:

Setup stainless steel frame/base per Ikea instructions with included hex wrench

<p>I like it, I wish we had an ikea in Hawaii, looks like I'll be making my own. </p>

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