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Standing Desk IKEA Hacks

By Katie

Updated: August 16th, 2019

Did you know that prolonged sitting can increase life-threatening diseases? That’s why standing desks have been produced to encourage people "Standing Desk IKEA Hacks"

Did you know that prolonged sitting can increase life-threatening diseases? That’s why standing desks have been produced to encourage people to get up and move around. Did I mention that you’ll loose weight by standing – talk about a bonus!

List of Standing Desk IKEA Hacks

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The only problem is that standing desks can cost from $350 up to $2,000, which is a lot to spend for a business. However you can use IKEA furniture to make a DIY standing desk very easily.

I recently put a standing desk at my house (see below) so I can take in the beautiful ocean view while I plug away. I’ll admit it’s not the prettiest set up, so I’ve found you some fantastic inspirational ideas to help you assemble your own standing desk, on a minimal budget.


Standing desk IKEA hacks:

Using Shelving

IKEA KALLAX shelving units can be used as a bookcase, side unit table, or as you can see below, a desk.

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Source: KALLAX shelving unit $99

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Source: KALLAX shelving unit $59

All you need is a table top and there is a lot to choose from but this LINNMON table top for $49 will do the trick.

Need some help putting your standing desk together? There are plenty of Airtaskers who are able to help with furniture assembly.

Tables on Tables

Using smaller pieces of IKEA furniture, you can stack them on top of each other to make a standing desk as high (or low) as you need. Most people tend to get a LACK side table.


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You don’t need to put all the shelves in a bookcase, you can customise them to be as far or near apart as you need. To make a standing desk, all you’ll need to do is add a wall bracket to a BILLY bookcase for your keyboard and mouse.

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Wall Shelves

Speaking of wall brackets and shelving, you can buy a simple wall bracket and attach it to a wall at the exact height you need. After putting up your EKBY wall shelf you can be really funky with painting it any colour and adding different decoration pieces to make it look amazing in your home (or office).

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TV Unit

When you buy a media unit, you don’t necessarily have to put all the pieces together. For a standing desk a simple hack is to use a BESTA TV unit and attach the legs from the GALANT desk legs.

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I've loved interior design for as long as I can remember and I'm currently about to renovate my first home. So as well as being the Content Lead at Airtasker, I'm also on the lookout for the latest design trends, backyard ideas and anything to do around the home. I'm also trying to use low-tox cleaning methods and work towards being more plastic-free!

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