Ikea Hack – Standing Desk

I made an Ikea Hack and fashioned together a standing desk out of two shelves and some legs.

I used the Ekby Viktor shelf for the large top shelf where the external screen is and the Ekby Laiva shelf for the stand for the laptop (or keyboard/mouse).

For the legs I need some with a reasonable height that were also adjustable so I could make one shelf fit under the other. I ended up using the Godmorgon legs which can go from 22cm to 25cm. Unfortunately they aren’t cheap and I needed 8 of them…

The prices are as follows: Ekby Viktor: 29DKK; Ekby Laiva: 15DKK; 8 Godmorgon legs: 400DKK. All in all 444DKK for a hopefully useful approximation of a standing desk that doesn’t take too much effort to set up and use.

Yes, the screens are dusty and greasy.

No, the two shelves aren’t exactly the same color (one is black, the other is black/brown).

Yes, the external screen is up too high when I am sitting down but I am considering using the laptop as the main display when sitting down.

I will however need a wireless mouse since there isn’t quite enough room for both the cable and the mouse since the USB port is on the right side. I can use the trackpad on the laptop if I need to but I am so old that I still prefer a mouse.

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Previews May 2014

Angel And Faith Season 10 #4 Main Cvr (p. 40 – SRP: $3.50)     Dark Horse
Btvs Season 10 #5 Main Cvr (p. 41 – SRP: $3.50)     Dark Horse
X-Files Season 10 #14 (p. 202 – SRP: $3.99)     Idw Publishing
Saga #21 (MR) (p. 254 – SRP: $2.99)     Image Comics
Herobear And Kid Saving Time #4 (of 5) (p. 328 – SRP: $3.99)     Boom! Studios

Previews April 2014

Angel And Faith Season 10 #3 Main Cvr (p. 46 – SRP: $3.50)     Dark Horse
Btvs Season 10 #4 Main Cvr (p. 47 – SRP: $3.50)     Dark Horse
Serenity Leaves On The Wind #6 (of 6) (p. 65 – SRP: $3.50)     Dark Horse
Astro City #13 (p. 140 – SRP: $3.99)     Vertigo
X-Files Season 10 #13 (p. 180 – SRP: $3.99)     Idw Publishing
Saga #20 (MR) (p. 232 – SRP: $2.99)     Image Comics
Herobear And Kid Saving Time #3 (of 5) (p. 300 – SRP: $3.99)     Boom! Studios

Previews March 2014

Serenity Leaves On The Wind #5 (of 6) (p. 68 – SRP: $3.50)     Dark Horse
Btvs Season 10 #3 Main Cvr (p. 74 – SRP: $3.50)     Dark Horse
Angel And Faith Season 10 #2 Main Cvr (p. 75 – SRP: $3.50)     Dark Horse
Astro City #12 (p. 152 – SRP: $3.99)     Vertigo
X-Files Season 10 #12 (p. 188 – SRP: $3.99)     Idw Publishing
Saga #19 (MR) (p. 226 – SRP: $2.99)     Image Comics
Herobear And Kid Saving Time #2 (of 5) (p. 312 – SRP: $3.99)     Boom! Studios

Previews February 2014

Serenity Leaves On The Wind #4 (of 6) (p. 53 – SRP: $3.50)     Dark Horse
Btvs Season 10 #2 Main Cvr (p. 65 – SRP: $3.50)     Dark Horse
Angel And Faith Season 10 #1 Main Cvr (p. 66 – SRP: $3.50)     Dark Horse
Astro City #11 (p. 147 – SRP: $3.99)     Vertigo
Trillium #8 (of 8) (MR) (p. 152 – SRP: $2.99)     Vertigo
X-Files Season 10 #11 (p. 185 – SRP: $3.99)     Idw Publishing
Origin II #5 (of 5) (p. 74 – SRP: $3.99)     Marvel Comics
Kick-Ass 3 #8 (of 8) (MR) (p. 85 – SRP: $5.99)     Marvel Comics
Herobear And Kid Saving Time #1 (of 5) (C: 1-0-0) (p. 299 – SRP: $3.99)     Boom! Studios

Yay, more Herobear and the Kid!

 

Previews January 2014

Btvs Season 10 #1 Main Cvr (p. 58 – SRP: $3.50)     Dark Horse
Serenity Leaves On The Wind #3 (of 6) (p. 73 – SRP: $3.50)     Dark Horse
Astro City #10 (p. 157 – SRP: $3.99)     Vertigo
Trillium #7 (of 8) (RES) (MR) (p. 162 – SRP: $2.99)     Vertigo
X-Files Season 10 #10 (p. 182 – SRP: $3.99)     Idw Publishing
X-Files Season 10 #10 Subscription Var (p. 182 – SRP: $3.99)     Idw Publishing
Jupiters Legacy #5 Cvr A Quitely (MR) (p. 242 – SRP: $2.99)     Image Comics
Origin II #4 (of 5) (p. 82 – SRP: $3.99)     Marvel Comics

 

Previews December 2013

Serenity Leaves On The Wind #2 (of 6) (p. 37 – SRP: $3.50)     Dark Horse
Astro City #9 (p. 141 – SRP: $3.99)     Vertigo
Trillium #7 (of 8) (MR) (p. 146 – SRP: $2.99)     Vertigo
X-Files Season 10 #9 (p. 160 – SRP: $3.99)     Idw Publishing
Origin II #3 (of 5) (p. 76 – SRP: $3.99)     Marvel Comics

Previews November 2013

Serenity Leaves On The Wind #1 (of 6) (p. 44 – SRP: $3.50)     Dark Horse
Astro City #8 (p. 141 – SRP: $3.99)     Vertigo
Trillium #6 (of 8) (MR) (p. 146 – SRP: $2.99)     Vertigo
X-Files Season 10 #8 (p. 156 – SRP: $3.99)     Idw Publishing
Saga #18 (MR) (p. 219 – SRP: $2.99)     Image Comics
Origin II #2 (of 5) (p. 70 – SRP: $3.99)     Marvel Comics
Kick-Ass 3 #7 (of 8) (MR) (p. 91 – SRP: $3.99)     Marvel Comics

 

Previews October 2013

Trillium #5 (of 8) (MR) (p. 139 – SRP: $2.99)     Vertigo
Astro City #7 (p. 141 – SRP: $3.99)     Vertigo
X-Files Season 10 #7 (p. 174 – SRP: $3.99)     Idw Publishing
Saga #17 (MR) (p. 216 – SRP: $2.99)     Image Comics
Origin II #1 (of 5) (p. 10 – SRP: $4.99)     Marvel Comics
Herobear & The Kid Inheritance #5 (of 5) (p. 279 – SRP: $3.99)     Boom! Studios

Previews September 2013

Astro City #6 (p. 144 – SRP: $3.99)     Vertigo
Trillium #4 (of 8) (MR) (p. 148 – SRP: $2.99)     Vertigo
X-Files Season 10 #6 (p. 180 – SRP: $3.99)     Idw Publishing
Saga #16 (MR) (p. 224 – SRP: $2.99)     Image Comics
Herobear & The Kid Inheritance #4 (of 5) (p. 290 – SRP: $3.99)     Boom! Studios

Maxx Maxximized is also in Previews this month but I think I will wait and see what the Artist’s Edition will look like or the new trade paperbacks that are coming out sometime next year.