Monday, January 27, 2014

DIY PVC-IKEA Treadmill Desk - Again

Wanted to make another desk and needed to simplify the construction.  This desk uses all 1.5 inch PVC tube and fittings and only requires cutting the tubes.

Went back to Ikea with some of the PVC parts and re-though the connections.  The metal table legs fit perfectly into the 1.5 inch PVC pipe. 

To tighten the connection between the table leg and the PVC make a vertical cut at the end of the pipe and push a coupling down.  The coupling will apply pressure and jamb the PVC against the metal leg.  

The angle brace is 1 inch PVC with a elbow connection.  Drilled a hole in the elbow and used a drywall screw to fasten the main brace bar.  Drywall screws where also used on the other two locations. 


Table top: LINNMON  $16
Legs:  LINNMON/ ADILS   4 @ $3.5 per leg


2@ 10 foot 1.5 inch PVC40
4@ 1.5 inch coupling
4@ 1.5 inch elbow
2@ 1.5 inch tee

Odds and ends:

3@ 2 inch drywall screws.

PVC angle brace could be 3/4 inch tube with a single elbow connection.


Miter box saw is handy to create nice clean cuts.
A cordless drill / screwdriver is handy.
Tape measure.
Level to adjust table finished height.


  1. thumbs up for your initiative.... Actually i have bought a standing desk just a month ago because of my backbone problem. It was not very comfortable, my suggestion is to go for a desk which have a seat merged with the desk. It feels more comfortable than any other. standbyyourdesk is having good stuff and i have bought without any other shipment charges.

    1. Nice advert:) It does look like nice equipment. Though I'm still happy with what I've put together. Still using all of it.

  2. Nice, I might try this. What's to keep the metal legs from pushing down into the PVC pipe? If it's pressure only, I'd worry that one might fail and cause a computer on the desk to tumble.