We’ve seen a lot of standing desks, including those made from IKEA parts, but artist/designer Kelli Anderson managed to make one of the nicest convertible options yet. With IKEA storage furniture, Google Sketchup, and help from some friends, she was able to make this simple and stunning workspace with plenty of room for everything—regardless of how she wanted to work.
The desk started with the IKEA AKURUM cabinets stacked next to each other with one open space for a desk. Kelli then added a linear actuator, which lifts the desk up into standing position with a push of a button, so it could change heights based on how she wanted to work. As you can see above, the result is quite nice. You need a lot of space to fit a desk of that size, but could build a smaller version if you wanted as IKEA’s AKURUM series comes in many varieties. To learn about the entire process and how you could build one of these yourself, check out the full post (complete with many photos and some video) on Kelli’s blog.
A Stand-up Desk (Ikea hack) | Kelli Anderson via Swissmiss