Published on January 19th, 2011 | by Jules IKEAHacker60
Wide Standing Desk
Materials: Vika Byske Legs (5), Capita Bracket (2 packs), Lack shelf, Franklin 29′ Barstool, Vika Amon Table Top
Description: I was just poking around one evening and I came across the motorized standing (adjustable height) desk for around $600. I knew about standing desks but I had no idea how beneficial they could be. I really wanted one but not a small desk for $600.
After a long search for a wide and inexpensive standing office desk, I have decided to combine the following items together: Main desk area is a Vika Amon Table Top 79″x 24″, legs are adjustable Vika Byske (5) – I was worried how sturdy these will be at 40″ high but they end up working out great.
Now I just needed to figure out a stand for my mac and a monitor. Voila Capita Braket and a Lack 75″x10″ wall shelf. Standing ergonomic table is done. Well thanks to my husband who put it all together for me.
I have also purchased Franklin 29″ bar chair to sit down when my legs get tired. $29 beats the $600 for the price of the motor to put the table up and down.
Today is day 1 of my cool new desk and I love it. I already feel more productive. I will be glad to answer any questions.
PS: Did you notice that all Ikea workers have a standing desk?
~ Martina, Tampa, Florida