Mod an IKEA Filing Cabinet into an Inexpensive Standing Desk

By Jason Fitzpatrick on May 23rd, 2011

If you’re looking to set up a standing desk without breaking the bank, this attractive IKEA mod provides budget-friendly standing desk benefits.

Tom Borowski wanted a dual workstation–he wasn’t ready to switch to standing all day but he didn’t want to continue sitting at his desk. His solution combines a variety of IKEA parks including the EFFEKTIV filing cabinet, some IKEA table legs to raise the surface, and other clever recombinations of materials from IKEA.

Hit up the link below for a detailed list of parts and tips on constructing a part-time standing desk.

DIY Standing Desk via IKEAHackers

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 05/23/11
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