10 IKEA Standing Desk Hacks With Ergonomic Appeal

Have you ever tried to get things done while standing? In other words, wouldn’t you love to have an IKEA standing desk in your home so you can better concentrate on the task at hand, burn calories and maintain a nice posture at the same time? We have 10 great designs for you to try and they’re all featuring pieces you can buy from IKEA.

IKEA hack standing desk.

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Remember to build your desk with the perfect working height. For that you’ll need a sturdy and tall base. This one seems just right. To make a desk like this one you’ll need the following things from IKEA:

  • Vika Artur trestle
  • Vika Amon (the table top)
  • Ekby Alex (wall shelf)
  • Lack wall shelf
  • Capita bracket

Utby Underframe.

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You can build a personalized desk by mixing and matching a variety of parts and pieces. You can add storage to the desk, maybe a shelf underneath for the printer or one for documents and other supplies. Try this version. You’ll need the following:

  • Utby Underframe
  • 2 Vika Furuskog solid wood tops
  • Capita legs


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A large standing desk like this one should provide enough storage for all the basic items and should be comfortable enough even for a tall person. Build the desk using

  • two 2×2 Expedit shelving units
  • two 5×1 Expedit shelving units
  • one Lack shelf

Use the two smaller units as the base and lay the third one on top. Attach the shelf with brackets and that’s all.{found on ikeahackers}.

TV console hack.

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If you’re a beginner at DIY projects, then star with something simple. For example, a cubby desk like this one. First get your supplies:

  • a Lack TV unit
  • Galant A-frame desk legs.

Build the frame and then simply attach the desktop. You’ll need to drill a few holes but this shouldn’t be a deal breaker.{found on spacekat}.

Lagan countertop.

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Don’t you just hate it when all the cables and wires and sticking out and looking ugly? They totally ruin the appeal of your desk. Well, not with this one. Just look how simple and straight-forward this standing desk is and how neatly it hides everything. All you’ll need from IKEA is:

  • a Lagan countertop
  • a simple IKEA board.

Wall mounted table.

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If you want your standing desk to be as small as possible and yet to still be functional and practical, consider mounting the monitor on the wall. You’ll save space on the tabletop. Another great idea is to have a desk that folds down. This way you can use the extra space for other purposes when you’re not working.{found on apartmenttherapy}.

  • IKEA Norbo wall-mounted table 


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Combine the elements you find at IKEA with pieces of furniture you already own. For example, this standing desk is a combination between a tabletop from IKEA and a mid-century modern credenza the owner already had in the house. The two look great together.{found on flickr}.

$22 IKEA standing desk.

This desk has a visible DIY charm that makes it look extra comfortable and homey. The red shelf also makes it pop a little and it’s a nice way of customizing the design. To build a standing desk like this one you’ll have to get two main items:

  • a Lack side table
  • a Viktor shelf

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Stack them one on top of the other and secure them with brackets. Then add your own spin to the design with a colored accessory.{found on yahoo}.


Here’s a somewhat similar design. This one was made using:

  • the Lack side table
  • the Ekby Viktor shelf
  • Ekby Valter brackets.

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The desk is all one color but you can feel free to make yours look however you want. Adjust the height until you find the perfect one for you. You can use a book to raise your laptop if needed.{found on thehappinessinhealth}.

Adjustable angle drawing table.

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This design is a little more complex. First, the supplies you’ll need:

  • a Vika Blecket table top
  • two Vika Artur trestles
  • four Ekby Stilig brackets.

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Build the trestle support, fit the pegs, drill the holes, finish the support and then everything will start to fall into place. You just built yourself ad adjustable angle standing desk.{found on instructables}.