It’s been almost a year since working from home became an integral part of our lives. The constraints resulting from the pandemic have forced us to convert a room or space in our homes into a work office. While some people prefer a standard work desk, others prefer standing when they work. Building a DIY standing desk is a great way to optimize your work environment and help you be sharp, productive, and focused. In light of this information, you may want to replace your standard work desk with a sit-stand desk.
1. A corner standing desk
This uniquely-designed work desk has a host of advantages. You can work in the position you want, thanks to the two different levels. Many people will appreciate this work surface, which is larger than that of a standard desk.
2. A double work desk
It is not uncommon for two people living under one roof to have to work or study from home. This constraint won’t be one anymore with this double sit-stand work desk. With this unique furniture, partners will be able to switch sides with each other and work on
the other side of the desk. With tinktube tubes and connectors, you can build an office desk similar to this:
3. A DIY standing desk on wheels
Some people don’t have a room in their home that is entirely dedicated to work. This constraint did not prevent our colleague Luke from building a custom workstation for tight spaces.
He created a narrow desk, to which he attached wheels. This active furniture allows him to work sitting or standing, in several locations in the house. During the summer months, he likes to move his work desk outside to enjoy the sun!
4. A DIY standing work desk
If a chair is your worst enemy, then this standing desk is for you. This worktable, which can be made with tinktube tubes and connectors, is a great option for those who want to keep active throughout the day.
Although optional, adding a second shelf or wheels helps maximize workspace, while providing more flexibility.
5. A standing work desk with tubes
Sometimes the best ideas are the simplest ones! This desk, made with steel tubes, will help you enjoy all the benefits of active work.
6. A multi-level desk
The idea is simple! This furniture can be used as storage for your books, as a display for your collectibles, or as a DIY standing desk. Just build a multi-level wall shelf. To make this custom project, you must first attach various shelves at the desired height. Then you can select a shelf with a larger surface so that you can store your electronic devices for work.
7. A custom-made desk created with tubes
This example proves that it is possible to have fun with tinktube steel tubes. You can create the structures you want… and it starts with a custom standing desk!
8. Standing work platform
If you already have a standard office desk at home, you don’t need to build a new one. You can easily attach a platform, made from steel tubing to your existing worktable.
This raised platform will enable you to work standing up or serve as an additional support for a monitor.
9. A DIY long table
While some people swear that working while standing is better, others like being able to put their feet up on occasion. This worktable has been designed so that the worker can settle in as they wish during the day, either sitting or standing.
You can have fun varying the length and height of the table to meet the needs of your room.
10. A standing desk with storage
Of course, the height of the desk is important, but storage capacity is another aspect to consider when building your custom workspace. Add steel tubes horizontally to your structure to create additional storage spaces.
11. A Stand-up desk
Take any work desk and add a raised platform to it with tinktube tubes and connectors! In our example, this tinktuber also decided to add adjustable to the desk. Now this is what we call a great idea!
12. A DIY desk for standing while working
There are so many benefits of standing while working that many large companies are embracing it. This desk can easily be designed with tinktube steel tubes. A second shelf has been added to ensure monitors are positioned at eye level. You can cut the tubes with the tinktube pipe cutter.
13. A custom-made stand-up desk
The three wooden shelves were first attached to the wall with steel studs, available from hardware stores. To make the third and largest shelf strong, the creator used two tinktube steel tubes as table legs.
15. A DIY standing desk
This desk was designed to work while standing and thus prevent back pain. This simple and affordable project can be made using tinktube materials. If you’re not sure what materials to use, you can consult our article on the subject in order to learn about each one’s advantages and disadvantages.
Follow these instructions to build your custom standing desk.
16. An adjustable sit-stand desk
This is the most complex – but surely the most fun – of the desks to be found on this page! The designer wanted to build an adjustable desk, which is why he chose to use a bicycle pedal and chain to adjust it. You can get all the parts you’ll need at a used bike store and on our online store for just a few dollars.
17. A custom-made desk with shelves
Thanks to the flexibility of tinktube tubes and connectors, you can build custom-made shelving. You can add shelves of various heights and widths to create a sit-stand desk.
18. A wooden pallet desk
For a fraction of the cost, you can make a sit-stand desk for your home. This project is relatively inexpensive because it requires only tinktube materials and wooden pallets.
19. A tinktube desk
Although you can rely on the plan to build this desk, you can easily adapt it to your needs. For example, you can change the height of the table legs so that you can work while standing. You will find more than 20 types of connectors to complete this project here.
21. A DIY vintage desk
If you prefer furniture with more of a vintage look, then this project is for you! tinktube’s steel tubes will add some extra character to this sit-stand desk.
22. A work desk on wheels
Before, when an annoying co-worker came over to your desk to chat, you had no way to escape. But with this desk on wheels, you can “subtly” slide it away…until it disappears completely!
You will find 3 types of wheels on tinktube’s website:
Create your own standing desk and optimize your work environment
We hope these inspirations will spark your creativity and give you ideas to build your own standing desk! Whatever you plan to build, just remember: you can build literally anything you can think of! If you’re ready to get started on a project, visit the section we’ve put together to show you the basics when using tinktube.