This DIY electric adjustable height desk allows you to alternate between sitting and standing even while working.
This DIY electric adjustable height desk allows you to alternate between sitting and standing even while working.

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.

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.

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

This DIY electric height adjustable desk is so convenient. A push of a button will turn it into a standing desk. Another button push 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!

Materials:

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

Tools:

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

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Head on over to this post for the step-by-step instructions on how to build an electric height adjustable desk.

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