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How to Turn Your Desk Into a Standing Desk

With so many people working from home now, the idea of a standing desk is becoming more attractive than ever. The only problem is that purchasing a good quality one can be pricey. On top of that, what if you hate it? Sure, most models of standing desks have the built-in ability to move down into a sitting desk, but that doesn’t change the fact that you just bought a new desk when you still had a perfectly good one at home. That’s why we made a list on how to turn your desk into a standing desk.

Build a Book Shelf

No, we’re not talking about the thing that you store your books in. We’re talking about literally building a shelf on your desk made of books. You can put your laptop on it, thus necessitating you to stand up rather than sit when using it—then, voila, you’ll have an ersatz standing desk to use as a trial run. Whether it’s the Harry Potter series or a stack of unused encyclopedias, we’re sure you have some books lying around the house that haven’t been touched in a few years. Well, now is your chance to put them to good use.

Find five to ten books and try to stack them in a way that makes them even. If you can’t quite seem to get it to lie flat, find something thin to level them out a bit. It doesn’t have to be perfect. This is more of a temporary solution in order to see how much you like the idea of standing and working. Try it for a few days and see how it feels. If you love it, then you’ll want to check out our next two ideas.

Buy a Small Table

If you want something that looks a little less chaotic than a stack of books but want it to be as cheap as possible, this is when you should look into purchasing a small table. IKEA and Walmart are both great places to look for one. Their products are mostly made up of light, cheap materials that won’t break your desk or the bank.

Try to find an adjustable table. That way, you can tweak it to get the perfect height. If you can’t find one that does that, make sure you take precise measurements of your book stack so you know it’ll be a comfortable fit for you.

Invest in a Standing Desk Converter

If you really want to get serious about turning your desk into a standing desk, then you should spend some extra cash and get a standing desk converter. If you’re not sure where to find one, look no further than our online store.

We have plenty of wooden laptop risers for you to choose from. Most models are completely adjustable as well. They are made of high-quality birch wood and can be assembled and modified without the use of any tools. They come in various sizes, which allows you to get the one that will best fit your current desk. It’ll feel just as good as owning an actual standing desk, except this one is a fraction of the price.