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I'm looking for a sit/stand adjustable desk for my dorm room, which provides a desk/chair combo. As a result, the desk should be basically flat in the 'sit' position and adjust up 18 inches or so for the 'stand' position. I've tried to find something to fit my situation, but haven't come across anything compelling…anyone know of anything, or should I roll my own?

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Do you mean you need a vertically adjustable tabletop to put on top of your existing desk? Such a thing would require quite some space even when folded and how would you be able to sit and work then? – Gruber Aug 9 '13 at 19:28
Yeah, that's what I'm looking for—hard to find, if one even exists :/ I'd imagine it would be something minimal, like stiff-hinged legs – FeifanZ Aug 9 '13 at 21:47

Although this is old, here's a very cheap DIY alternative you could try:

It's obviously not adjustable during use, but you can do what I do (if you have a wide enough desk) and switch between using it for the standing position or sitting down and using the actual desk for the sitting position.

I've been using one for a couple of months (I stand for maybe 60-70% of my day), but I have a laptop + monitor on it, so when I switch to the sitting position I only use the laptop, which is why I'm considering upgrading to something like what @carol2527 suggested (a Varidesk Pro Plus).

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This looks great, thanks! – FeifanZ Aug 28 '14 at 0:52

Try this.??

There is also the hand-made/DIY version for which you could obtain design templates for.

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I've recently bought two sit/stand Galant tables from IKEA and I'm quite happy with them. They were also quite affordable.

However, I can't seem to find it outside of Scandinavia on

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Unfortunately because it's a dorm I can't exactly get rid of existing furniture, only supplement/build on top of it. – FeifanZ Aug 9 '13 at 18:08

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