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You spend most of your daytime sitting: working in the office or studying in the library, home at night. It would be nice to switch from sitting to standing position without activity interruption, right? This is possible with some sit-n-stand station available online but that will cost you $350+. This hutch costs me half of that price. It allows me to switch from siting to standing positions within seconds and in addition serves me as office organizer.

Step 1: Tools and Materials

This project did not require precision machinery or expensive tools. On the photo you can see hand tools used for the job.

  1. Hand Saw (wood)
  2. Fiskar hand drill and some drill bits
  3. Hack saw (metal)
  4. IKEA FIXA tool set (For $7.99(!) you can get several tools of decent quality)

Some items were leftovers of my previous projects: metal corners, rope, screws, nails, paint etc, but most materials I got from local Home Depot and Ace Hardware Stores specially for this project:

  1. Three pine wood common boards (1 in. x 12 in. x 6ft) for hutch
  2. One pine common boards (1 in. X 6 in. x 6 ft) for shelves and monitor desk side walls
  3. Two poplar hobby boards for a monitor and keyboard desk and hardboard sheet for rear wall
  4. Pair of draw sliders
  5. Three 4 ft shelves stands for counterweight rails and keyboard rods
  6. Three pairs of patio door wheels for pulley system
  7. Two hinges for desk stops
  8. Two wooden knobs for desk stops
  9. Three c-clamps to fix the monitor to the monitor desk and hutch to the computer desk
<p>Great design. This is exactly the inspiration I was looking for. So many of the sit/stand desks have two separate levels, so I guess they move everything or have two computers, which I don't understand. And almost all of the diy adjustable tables aren't adjustable at all. I'm excited to make something so I can stand and sit throughout the day!</p>
<p>Thanks. It is nice to know you found it useful!</p>
<p>Looks wonderful! Do you think this could be adapted for a two monitor work station? I would probably have to tinker with the counter weight system and of course the demensions would change. I look forward to trying this. </p>
<p>Why not? Look at this not as a blue print but rather as a concept. Your hutch needs to be wider and counterweight needs to be heavier. But overall it should work for you the same as it works for me.</p>
<p>So cool!!</p><p>Great job on the win!</p>
<p>Interesting idea!</p>

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