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So I wanted a stand up computer desk for a couple of reasons. Firstly that I've been spending too much time wasting away at my computer mindlessly clicking through one website after another. Secondly, I've been reading a lot lately about how sitting and sedentary lifestyles are incredibly unhealthy and I want to lead a healthier lifestyle. As a happy bonus I got a lot of my living room real estate back!

Step 1: Materials and Tools

Materials: 2 Shelf racks 4- 16" brackets 6- #12-2 screws 1- 72"x12"x1" board Total ~$70 I picked up all my stuff at Lowe's Tools: Power drill Table saw Level Pencil Safety pin

Step 2: Finding the Stud

This was a lot easier than I expected. I simply tapped on the wall listening for the solid sound as opposed to the hollow sound. Then when I got the sound I was looking for I tested with a safety pin.

Step 3: Mounting the Rail

Once I've located the stud I drilled a pilot hole and then screwed in the first screw through the top of the rail, but not all the way in. Letting the rail hang loose I used a level to make sure it was straight up and down. When level I drilled the two remaining pilot holes and screwed the remaining screws for this side in. Then I drilled the entire rail flush to the wall. Using the level again I set the other rail in place and set the level across the top and marked the placement for the other pilot hole. I then repeated the entire process of mounting the rail.

Step 4: Cut the Shelves

This part is pretty simple. Using a table saw I cut the 72" board into two 36 inch boards.

Step 5: Put It All Together

I put the shelf brackets into the rails, put the boards on the brackets and started putting my living room back together. I eventually plan to fix the shelves in place with screws and possibly sand and stain them. For now though I'm happy with it.
Also can be adjusted for sitting.
Where do you buy these racks and anchors? Nice idea!!! Thanks~
Thanks! I got everything I needed at Lowe's. I'm sure you can find this stuff at any home improvement store though.
very simple yet a great idea. I might have to build one

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