Sunday, September 20, 2015

Ikea SKARSTA sit/standing desk hack

Since I am lately doing contract work mostly from home I need to set up the environment just right. Sitting for 8-10 hours straight at a desk is unhealthy and a lot of my colleagues have motorized desks that go for 1700E (~2000USD) a pop.
I just bought an Ikea SKARSTA desk that’s raised and lowered via a manually actuated crank, old-school style. The price for the base was 170E (x1.13 for USD) plus another 30E for the base plate. The motorized version (BEKANT) retails for 500E which means by doing a conversion we can save around >300E - 340$ at the time of writing, likely to be more by the time you read this article.