This super-simple standing desk set-up uses two plastic storage bins to elevate the whole desk. The objective was to quickly create an economical standing desk.
Some notes on this standing desk post:
- before you start, determine the ideal height for your desk by measuring where your arms are when bent 90 degrees
- use lengths of 1×4 or similar lumber to distribute the weight of the desk more evenly on the plastic bins
- reverse the normal office work pattern by standing most of the time and taking occasional sitting breaks
My thoughts: This is a fantastic way to prototype your standing-desk set-up, but I’m not sure about its durability over the long haul. If you use a plastic bin like this, you definitely want to make sure there are no heat sources nearby.
Price: free, if you have the bins lying around; about $20 if you have to buy the bins