During a few weeks between jobs last September, one of my projects was to replace my traditional desk with a self-constructed standing desk.
Rather than starting from scratch, I decided to base the desk off of a design that used adjustable legs and a TV table from IKEA. What drew me to this particular desk is that the table provided a very nice shelf to hold all of the things that my regular desk would no longer be housing, such as writing materials and headphones.
Assembly went more-or-less as expected, and I added the DIODER LED 4-piece lighting set under the bottom of the lower desk surface. With the control unit on the shelf, I could provide a nice colorful glow towards the ground emanating from the desk in whatever color I choose, although it mostly is set in the gently-cycling color changing pattern.
Finally, a FRANKLIN bar stool was added so I could sit down if I really wanted to.
Eight months later, I’m generally pleased with the results. The base is sturdy enough to carry a fairly heavy load with the monitors, keyboard, and other equipment. If you’re looking for a swell project that won’t take more than a couple of hours, this would be a great desk to make.