Desktop Stand-Up Desk with Integrated Monitor Stand
We have seen a bunch of stand up desk designs over the past couple of years, but nothing this amazing! This stand up desk, called "Sled Desk" by its designer and builder, Nate Bunnyfield, integrates a keyboard and mouse platform with a monitor stand. This standing desk was meant to sit on top of an existing desk and can be built to suit just about any height by varying the lengths of the pipes appropriately. The picture below shows the standing desk frame. The shelf fittings can be used to attach any piece of wood for a keyboard work space. The upper flanges can be used to attach a monitor using standard VESA bracket.
The pictures below show the actual finished photos of the standing desk that was constructed. Here's what Nate had to say about his project:
This is my first time doing anything with Kee Klamps and second standing desk design. It took me about a week to choose what to make and one night to build it. I commissioned the reclaimed wood top from the guys at squarenailchicago.com for $30.
You can see that the finished version of the desk looks amazing. The brushed aluminum pipe and aluminum pipe fittings mesh very well with the Apple Cinema Display and Mac Air Book. You can see how the keyboard tray for the standing desk is supported by two brackets from below. On the top the two aluminum brackets mount into the back of the standard Cinema Display VESA Mount.
Nate's comments also feature how easy it is to build a standing desk with Kee Lite pipe fittings. An allen wrench is the only tool required to connect the fittings to the pipe. Pipe can be cut to any length to vary the height of the desk.
Standing Desk SketchUp Model
Nate used the sketch above to help him envision his standing desk. Napkin sketches are great. We've taken his design a step further and put it into SketchUp.
We have created a SketchUp model of the Sled Desk that you can use to modify and manipulate. This will allow you to start designing a standing desk of your very own.
SketchUp is a free 3D modeling program that you can download here.
Buy the Parts to Build Sled Desk
Ready to build your own standing desk? Below is a complete list of parts you need to build the Sled Desk standing desk. If you click on the button below you will be taken to a product that allows you to purchase all the fittings and pipe necessary to build the Sled Desk. You can also explore the desk section of our project gallery to find more ideas of how to build standing desks with Kee Klamp and Kee Lite pipe fittings. If you want some design assistance, we offer that as well. Get in touch with our projects team for free design help and paid design services.