Stand Up Desk From Ikea

Without knowing, I’ve become part of the stand up desk movement. Having some back issues off and on for a number of years my back has been acting up again. I’ve been sitting in a chair for 8-14 hours a day for nearly 12 years and I knew I needed to do something different.

Yesterday, I found an article from a Google employee who used and Ikea desk and configured it as a standup desk. (I’ll link to the article later)

So now I start my journey over the next couple weeks of moving from a sit down set up to standing up at my new desk. I’m going to try it out for a week or so in our conference room before start re-arranging my office. Below are some photos of how my initial set up looks. I’ll be modifying an Ikea stool as well which I’ll take a photo of later. I’ll be using that to sit nearly standing for short periods of time until I get my body adjusted to the new configuration. I’ll also post some updates on how my back and feet are adapting.

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A great site for other ideas with Ikea furniture is Ikea Hackers

I’m glad I found Ikea Hackers as well as some other articles on doing a stand up desk on the cheap; Most furniture makers that throw the word ergonomic on in the description seem to think it makes the chair or desk worth an extra $1,000 dollars. Comment below and look for updates on my journey to a standup desk work environment.

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One response to “Stand Up Desk Ikea”

  1. Hi guys, thanks for the post!
    I’ve seen a lot of these Ikea standing desks online lately– so many that I thought at first Ikea actually made a standing desk like this!
    But here is my question: what do you do when you want to sit down at a standing desk?
    Personally I have a “makeshift standing desk” at home, which is really just a table, a chair, and some boxes ;o). But when I want to sit down, I have to move all of my stuff, stop what I’m doing, and go to my regular, sitting desk. It is a pain.
    I’ve been looking into NextDesk lately, though. It is an adjustable height desk, and while it is a liiiiittle more expensive than something home-made, it also seems a lot more convenient. And pretty. And eco-friendly. I guess it looks like a really good product overall.
    Check it out and let me know what you think–
    Thanks again for the post!

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