How to Build a Standing Work Table

What You'll Need
Railing posts
Furniture pads
Cross dowels
Wood screw
Power drill
White acrylic
Laser cutter

For those who have back problems, a stand up work table provides a relief from the stress of having to sit down for long periods. Research also indicates that by using a stand up work table, productivity improves by up to 60%. You achieve more by standing up, rather than slouching on your chair. While seated, your mind is subject to mental blocks, distractions and lost concentration.

Your heart works better when you work while you are standing. Many people are turning to stand up work tables so that they may reap both health and productivity benefits. Making a standing work table is something that you can do without having to call a carpenter. All you need are a few simple tools and following a simple process.

Step 1 – Making Holes

Use a laser cutter to make four cuts, each measuring ¼ inch as a circle. If you do not have a laser cutter, make use of a drill bit to make the cuts.

Take a tape measure and measure 1 inch from one end of the post. Mark that position. Use a bit to drill into that position. Make another mark at the halfway position of the post. Use the drill bit to drill the post. Let this process be repeated for the other three legs. Take the cross dowel and insert it into the 3/8 inch hole and then connect it to the ¼-inch hole. Align all the screws in a perpendicular position.

Step 2 – Drill Holes

Use the tape measure and measure out 4 marks, 2.75 from the closest edges. Use the drill to make holes at the said points. Make the same markings on the acrylic and drill at the closest edges.

Remove the protective covering of the acrylic sheet and position it on the top wooden surface. Next take a bolt and use it to attach one of the legs to the cross dowel. Repeat the process for the other three legs.

Step 3 - Size of Cross Beams

Turn the table upside down. Use a tape measure to mark off 8.75 from the top of the leg. Mark this point with a distinct mark. Turn the table to lie on its side. Insert the beams between both table legs. The beams should insert vertically. Align the bottom edge of the vertical post with the line marked earlier and drill a pilot hole. Use the wood screw to fasten the post. Make sure the connection is tight.

Then, turn the table the opposite direction and repeat the same process. Repeat the same process when installing the cross beam. Align the cross beam with the mark you made earlier.