Multi-Monitor, Multi-Terminal Standing Desk Workstation
You have how many monitors?! This desk was sent to us by one of our recent customers. They used MDF, black fence posts and Kee Klamp pipe fittings to create a multi-terminal standing desk that support an enormous array of monitors. Here is some more information about the project in Justin's own words:
A few months ago I got the idea to buy a stand up desk. I sit in my home office on average for 6 hours a day and couldn't foresee keeping up with that routine. I searched online for desks to purchase but wasn't impressed with what was available. During my search online I came across the Simplified Building site and saw a write up of someone who'd built their own desk. I figured I could definitely do something similar, just a few inches higher.
My plan for the desk was to build it in an 'L' shape with hanging support shelves for computers and other components. To get underway I started with the desktops and shelves.
I used a circular saw to make the board cuts, a jigsaw to round out the corners on the desktops and a router to round off the edges of the desktops and shelves.
After that I applied 2 coats of primer to all of the boards (sanded between both coats), 2 coats of paint and 2 coats of gloss. (It reads so quickly but the painting and drying, painting and drying, etc. seemed to last forever.)
Constructing the legs was an easy task after cutting all of the pipe to length. I ordered black 8' fence post from a local hardware store and cut them down for legs and support bars.
I attached and tightened the fittings, then screwed them to the desktops.
Once the desks were placed right side up I attached the shelves to the underside using 24" threaded rod to hang them.
The last couple of steps were to move the pieces into the office, attach a keyboard tray and support leg, attach the components and do battle with the cables.
It took a little getting used to but as a couple of months have passed I've gotten accustomed to it. I was a little worried about the stability of the desk, due to the height, but the cross bars have done a good job of solving that. All in all a pleasant switch.
In exchange for sending us this project, we sent Justin an Simplified Building T-shirt. He did an excellent job explaining the project and laying out the major steps. If you would like to design your own desk - for standing or sitting - contact our projects team and we'll be happy to give you advice and point you to similar projects on our web site.