Affordable Small Space Standing Desk?

Affordable Small Space Standing Desk?

Gregory Han
Feb 13, 2012

Q: I'm not on the computer all day, but I do sit in front of a laptop long enough each evening to realize it's been adding to the muffin top-itis. I wanted to try working for those few hours standing, but the cool standing desks you've posted are kind of pricey and take up a lot of room. Is there an "entry level" standing desk you could recommend for a tiny apartment dweller on a budget?

Sent by Leslie

Editor - Just last month, Michelle shared her $30 standing desk, which is easy to put together for a small space if you've got an IKEA close by. And there are quite a few DIY solutions ready to inspire you.

Pre-made solutions are a little pricier, especially if you're trying to avoid some shoddily made product that could tip over or simply fall apart. The OFM Multipurpose Split-Level Stand was designed as presentation/podium solution, but also works as a standing design, since you've got to separate platforms for document and laptop placement; it looks fairly well made, like a optimized drafting table. It's $72.99, so not as cheap as the IKEA solution above, but neither a bank buster if you're looking for something to use for a few years, but that can easily hide away while not in use.

Created with Sketch.