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How to Make a Standing Desk for $18


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Did you know you could make your own kick-ass standing desk for only $18? With instructions inspired by Colin Nederkoorn from, these are the steps to get your very own.

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How to Make a Standing Desk for $18

  1. 1. Make a Standing Desk for $18
  2. 2. Ergonomics
  3. 3. Key pointYour keyboard should notbe at the same height as thescreen.
  4. 4. Things you’ll needLack side table - $7.99Ekby Laiva shelf - $1.99Ekby Valter bracket $4.00 x 2Screws from home: free.
  5. 5. Lack Side Table
  6. 6. Ekby Laiva Shelf
  7. 7. Ekby Valter Bracket
  8. 8. Total Cost $17.98
  9. 9. Assembly Instructions1. Assemble the Lack side table according to the instructions in the packaging.2. Place the Lack side table on top of your existing desk, and your computer monitor or laptop on top of the side table.3. Add a textbook underneath the monitor to raise the height if necessary. You want your head to be straight and your eyes to naturally fall into the top 1/3 of the screen.4. Measure the distance for the brackets. Consider using a twist-tie and stacking them on top of a ream of paper or by placing the shelf underneath the bracket in order to get the height precise.5. Screw the brackets into the legs of the table with an approximately 1.5 inch long flat head screw. Place the shelf on top. Optionally, screw the shelf into the brackets.
  10. 10. SourceAn assembly guide inspired by ColinNederkoorn, CEO and founder and written by@rioakasaka