How to Make a DIY Standing Desk

How to Make a DIY Standing Desk | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

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A standing desk and comfortable ergonomic chairs are a must-have for any home office. In order to avoid any mishaps, it is essential that you have a strong workstation. Making your own DIY standing desk is also an option from time to time. It’s a joy to participate in this endeavor. Watch HomeMadeModern on YouTube to learn how to do it.



  • 2″x12″x12′ Board
  • 10″ Mending Plates
  • 3/4″ Diameter Black Iron Pipe
  • 3/4″ Black Iron Couplings
  • 1 1/4″ Black Drywall Screws
  • orbital sander
  • Danish oil


Using a speed square, cut the boards to the final length of 5’6″ to ensure a precise right angle cut. Both boards should be sanded on all four sides, with particular attention paid to the edges and corners.

materials for diy standing desk
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Apply one application of Danish oil with a rag after removing all the dust from the boards.

Hold the board in place while attaching the mending plates when the oil has dried. All the pipes and fittings must be attached in a straight line.

With the mending plates, connect the two 2×12 boards. When putting the plates in place, place them about 4″ from the ends of the boards and about 12″ apart. Clamp one board to the worktable and drag the second board into the first as you screw in the plates in order to keep them as close as feasible.

Using all the pipes and connectors, assemble the legs. The assembly process is simple and enjoyable, but you must ensure that the final product is straight and properly screwed together.

Make sure that the legs are positioned about 6″ in from the ends and 3″ in from the sides of the outermost plate. Drilling the screws straight into the wood is more challenging while working so near to the pipes.

steps to make diy standing desk
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To make the table more level on an uneven floor, simply loosen the end caps. Using pipes as legs allows you to adjust the height of the table to suit the needs of the person sitting at it. Depending on how securely you can attach the pipes to the couplings, the desk’s exact height may vary.

How to Make a DIY Standing Desk

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