Standing desks have become all the rage now that there have been studies correlating prolonged sitting with adverse health outcomes.

I decided to build a standing desk for a different reason. I find that it’s better for short bursts of work.

I had the following requirements when making this desk:

All of these requirements were easy to meet using my desk’s existing adjustable legs and 8 concrete blocks.

To protect my wood floor, I added felt pads to the bottom block:

block with pad

The final product is stable, comfortable to use, and fits nicely with my home office.

panorama of the home office