Hacks 2013-12-06 15.21.14

Published on January 17th, 2014 | by lauzaucpa


$25 Standing Desk Hack from Lack TV Unit, Summera

2013-12-06 15.21.14Standing Desk using HEMNES, LACK, SUMMERA

I already owned the gray-brown HEMNES desk when I decided to make it into a standing workstation. I found the new LACK TV unit and bought it in white. This cost about $15. Instead of installing the shelf at the recommended level, I raised it to just 3.5 cm from the top so that I could hang a SUMMERA keyboard tray under it. Since I already had the desk, this hack cost $25 to make a standing desk. We liked it so much my husband did the same hack to his desk at his office. He used the black LACK TV Unit. He is able to support 2 monitors on it. His was featured in the company newsletter by the employee health nurse!

BTW, I am 5’4″ and he is 6′ tall. We are both able to use this desk because our elbows (like most peoples’) are at the same height.

Lack “Double Becker” TV Bench
Spice drawer under cooktop

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7 Responses to $25 Standing Desk Hack from Lack TV Unit, Summera

  1. Katie says:

    For people visiting this for the first time — the Summera keyboard tray has been discontinued. I was lucky enough to find some on Craigslist, though, so was able to make it work and built 3 for my office. Whether this will work for you also depends on the height of the table. My desk is a little higher than my two coworkers, and I’m also a little shorter than they are (5’4″). I felt that this was much too tall for me, so I took the legs off and had them cut down by 3 inches. It’ actually still feels a little tall for me but it works. Since I cut the legs down, I didn’t attach the bottom shelf at all and instead just attached the keyboard tray to the thick top shelf.

  2. Miran says:

    Thanks so much for this idea. I implemented it last week (Lack and Summera) and I now have a superb standing desk at work. Really very happy.

  3. Pedro says:

    this is really not good for your forearm as standing position doesnt allow for forearm support. this can cause long term problemas like tendinitis

  4. lauzaucpa says:

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  5. Javier says:

    Thanks for the tip. I can’t seem to find the tv unit on the website. Is it still being sold?

  6. Carissa says:

    Thanks for the idea. I picked up the Lack unit today and am turning my Galant desk into a standing desk now.

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