Stand-Up Desk, Part II: Implementation

A few days ago, my dad and I were able to put together the desk. Luckily, we have a small hardware store just 4 blocks away, so we were able to go get materials at the spur of the moment. Said materials turned out to be:

  • (4) cuts of 3/4″ plywood at 11 3/4″ x 21″ (perfectly cut by a store employee)
  • (14) 1 3/4″ wood screws
  • (1) sheet of sandpaper

deskbuilding supplies

To begin, we sanded clean the edges and any ugly stuff on the faces:
deskbuilding-sanding

Then, we pre-drilled the screw holes so that the later drilling would be easier and more aligned. We used 4 holes per side on the top, and 3 holes per side for the keyboard tray.
deskbuilding-predrilling

And, as we had hoped, it was easy to drill some solid holes in an exact way. Here we are with one side left to go…

And we’re done!

Here’s a shot of me on the inaugural run:

And for good measure, a closeup from the worker’s perspective:

That’s it! Now go build your own!