My friend Phil is looking for a standing desk in the Seattle area that he can get for under $400, so I put together this post. Just a few quick options until I have a chance to do an in-depth review of Seattle-area furniture stores.
Option 1: Ikea
Rule # 1 in the affordable-standing-desk game is: Always start at Ikea.
The Vittsjö laptop desk is $39.00.
Another minimalist Ikea choice: building a standing desk from the Vika line you could get set up for between $70.99 and $189.00:
The Galant line is a little fancier, will set you back $140.00-$280.00:
- Galant desktops ($100.00-$160.00)
- Galant legs ($10.00-$30.00 each)
- Galant accessories let you add drawers, shelves, keyboard trays, etc.
And if you’re feeling Ikea-frisky, do a search for standing desks at Ikea Hackers – last time I looked there were several hundred standing-desk mash-ups there.
Option 2: Ducky’s, er, Amazon
Ducky’s doesn’t stock standing desks. The sales rep there says it takes about two weeks to get a standing desk delivered. So you’re better off with that other South Lake Union furniture retailer, Amazon. Here are a couple of the standing desks that they carry:
- Safco industrial style, narrow standing desk ($261.98 as of 12/21/12)
- Adjustable-height workstation ($277.00 as of 12/21/12)
- Safco height-adjustable split-level drafting table ($292.86 as of 12/21/12)
Option 3: DIY and/or Furniture Hacking
See also these posts and pages on the Office Fitness website:
And/or my Ignite Seattle talk on DIY Standing Desk Design Patterns.