How to Build an Electric Height Adjustable Desk

The human body is designed for movement. This explains why you feel stiff after a long day at work. You usually sit there for long periods, in the same fixed posture. If only you can work standing up, right? Well, with a height-adjustable desk, you actually can.

Why spend a thousand bucks when you can just build your own?
Why spend a thousand bucks when you can just build your own?

An electric height-adjustable desk costs around 1,000 dollars. Yes, it’s really expensive if you buy one. But you can save a lot by building your own. It may take more time and effort but you’ll spend nowhere near the thousand-dollar price tag.

This DIY electric height adjustable desk is so convenient. A push of a button will turn it into a standing desk. Another button pushes and it’s back to its original position.

Since there’s electrical work involved, you may want to get help if you don’t know how. But if you do, then roll up those sleeves and get to work!


  • Pair of linear actuators
  • Premium pine
  • 12v power supply
  • wire
  • screws
  • electrical tape


  • miter saw
  • drill
  • clamps
  • wire cutters
  • stapler

Click on any image to start the lightbox display. Use your Esc key to close the lightbox.

You can get step-by-step instructions here



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