Stand Up Desk Plans

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This step by step diy project is about stand up desk plans. If you want to build a basic stand-up desk, while keeping the costs under control,  we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the diagram. Adjust the size of the components with great care and lock them together by using waterproof glue and galvanized screws following the instructions. Make sure the design of the desk matches the style of the rest of the bedroom furniture.

It is essential to choose the right materials before starting the construction and the assembly of the wooden desk As you will see in the project, you need to choose durable lumber with a nice appearance, such as pine, cedar or redwood. Make sure the components are in a good visual condition and choose professional tools when adjusting their size. Take accurate measurements and join the components with glue and screws.

 

 

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Stand Up Desk Plans

Building a stand up desk

Building a stand up desk

 

  • A – 4 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 52 1/2″ long LEGS
  • B – 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 11″ long, 4 pieces – 41″ long, 1 piece – 48″ long SUPPORTS
  • C – 1 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 24″x60″ long, 1 piece – 18″x48″ long, 1 piece – 12″x48″  SHELVES
  • D – 1 piece of 1/2″ plywood – 38″x48″ long BACK

 Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square

 Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander

 Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses

 One day

 

 

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Building a stand up desk

Building the sides of the desk

Building the sides of the desk

The first step of the woodworking project is to build the sides of for the stand up desk. Therefore, use 4×4 lumber to build the legs and 1×4 lumber for the supports. After making the cuts, we recommend you to smooth the edges with sandpaper.

Drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports and secure them to the legs by using 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to the joints and and make sure the corners are square. The edges should be flush and there should be no gaps.

Assembling the frame of the desk

Assembling the frame of the desk

Continue the project by assembling the main frame of the stand up desk. Therefore, build the front and back supports out of 1×4 lumber and drill pocket holes at both ends. Align everything with attention and insert 1 1/4″ screws through the supports into the legs.

Building the tops

Building the tops

Next, you have to build the bottom shelf and the desk top. As you can easily notice in the diagram, you have to cut these components out of 3/4″ plywood using the pattern described in the image.

Top Tip: Mark the cut lines on the plywood sheets and get the job done with a circular saw. Smooth the edges with sandpaper and remove the excess to make the notches in the plywood sheets using a chisel.

Fitting the tops

Fitting the tops

Drill pocket holes through the 1×4 supports before fitting the plywood components into place. The next step of the woodworking project is to fit the components into place and to make sure there are no gaps between the components.

Check if the corners are right angled and add glue to the joints before inserting the galvanized screws. Next, insert the 1 1/4″ screws through the supports into the plywood components.

Fitting the top shelf

Fitting the top shelf

Afterwards, build the top shelf for the desk. As you can easily notice in the diagram, you need to attach a 1×4 support to the top of the back legs. Drill pilot holes and secure the slat into place by using 1 1/4″ screws.

Build the shelf out of 3/4″ plywood and smooth the edges with sandpaper. Remove the residues with a damp cloth. Drill pocket holes along the top of the support and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the shelf. Add glue to enhance the bond of the components.

Attaching the back

Attaching the back

If you want to add your personal touch to the stand up desk, we strongly recommend you to fit a piece of 1/2″ plywood to the deck structure, as described in the diagram. Smooth the edges with fine-grit sandpaper and secure the piece into place by using finishing nails and waterproof glue. Make sure the edges are flush with the structure.

Stand up desk plans

Stand up desk plans

One of the last steps of the woodworking project is to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the pilot holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-grit sandpaper.

Top Tip: In order to protect the lumber from water damage, we recommend you to cover the components with several coats of paint. Place the wooden desk in a proper location and move it whenever necessary.

 

 

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