Using a standing desk can bring a lot of benefits, and you don’t have to spend a fortune on one if you shop smart. We’ve highlighted many IKEA standing desk projects over the years: here’s a useful roundup, complete with current Australian pricing for the IKEA parts.
IKEA’s Jerker desk functioned as a standing desk option pretty much out of the box, but unfortunately the Swedish giant no longer manufactures it. But there are plenty of other ways to tweak IKEA gear and get a standing desk.
The bar table option
There may not be a standing desk on offer, but the 120cm high $120 Utby table frame has good potential as a standing desk if you’re not super-tall. You just need to pair it with a suitable top; you can buy it as a complete unit with top for $179. Original post [imgclear]
The budget double-decker
It makes sense to build storage space under a standing desk, and this design does that by combining a bunch of IKEA components. Take two Vika Amon table tops at $19 each, four Vika Curry legs at $5 each and 4 Ekby Stodis brackets at $2.50 each, and you have an entire desk for $68. Original post [imgclear]
The bookshelf option
The really clever part of this design isn’t the use of the $119 Expedit bookshelf and the $39 Vika Amon table top, but the use of stacks of old CDs to set the height. That makes it possible to get the exact height you want. Original post [imgclear]
The bookshelf option with storage
For a different take on the Expedit approach, reader Chris combined the $119 Expedit bookcase with the $180 desk attachment and a pair of $39.99 Lack shelves. At just under $380, it’s not the cheapest option, but it does get you all the storage as well. Original post [imgclear]
The filing cabinet option
We’ve highlighted a couple of standing desks based on filing cabinets, either pairing them up or resting your keyboard on the top shelf. You could certainly use the $199 Erik filing cabinet for constructing either of these. That said, our inner scrooge wants to point out that this isn’t actually a category where IKEA is the lowest-priced choice, and you’ll likely score a cheaper item at Officeworks. Original post [imgclear]
While you’re at IKEA picking up your desk parts of choice, don’t forget about our top 10 IKEA buys under $10.