What kind of hardware would I need to convert the top of my desk to an adjustable sit/stand?
July 29, 2010 9:07 AM Subscribe
I'm really intrigued by the idea of a variable height sit/stand desk, but for a couple reasons, I'm probably stuck with my current utterly inconspicuous, heavy wood composite desk. Fortunately, the top comes off, so I think I might be able to modify the desk so that I can raise/lower the top independently of the rest of the desk. What kind of hardware would I need, and where can I buy it?
posted by paul_smatatoes to Grab Bag (8 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
By "modify the desk", I mean:
- remove the brackets holding on the top
- screw stuff into the composite wood of both the desk top and the rest of the desk.
Ideally, there'd be some sort of intro-level physics that reduces the effort needed to raise/lower the desk, and some way to lock the top into an arbitrary position. The problem is, I don't really know what to even search for- pneumatic arm? Counterbalance lever?