If you’re not watching Fixer Upper on HGTV, stop reading this post and set your DVR to record the reruns right now!
You’ll thank me later. Or maybe you won’t because you’ll constantly channel your inner Chip/Joanna and you’ll think you can build anything.
I have been on the prowl for a standing desk. (Because sitting all day is slowly killing us)
Well, what I really wanted to make happen was a treadmill desk but then I realized I don’t want to have to find a decently priced treadmill, transport said treadmill, or carry it up the stairs, so I decided a standing desk would be a great option!
So I consulted Google. And I really couldn’t find what I had pictured. Or what I did find was WAY too much $$$.
That’s when this happened:
Thankfully, Lowe’s cuts wood!
My new Lovely Lowe’s friend told me what to do, measured everything, and I was off to create!
So I came home, glued the corners of the insert, and then decided to stain everything. And that’s as far as I got.
Neighbor let me borrow his drill because apparently the idea of hammering nails into the glued corners is going to take forever. So I went to my new favorite hardware store and explained to that super awesome gentleman what I was making and that I needed a few screws. He gave me the appropriate screws, and, well, I can’t figure out how neighbor’s drill works so I can pre-drill holes so I don’t split the wood with the actual screws. And yes, I downloaded the manual. #Fail
People – building a table/desk is HARD! BUT I have spent under $20 so as long as I stay under $50 it’ll be worth it.
(The majority of the desks I liked were over $100)
Now I’m on the hunt for TALL legs. Like jumbo porch spindles. Mr. Hardware Store gave me a referral to a company who he said would be able to assist with my vision. Can’t wait to pay them a visit!
Really can’t wait to show you the finished product!