how to make a desk taller

 

Introduction

Making your desk taller is an easy way to make it more ergonomic. It gives you more room to work, reduces muscle strain on your back and shoulders, and allows you to sit up straighter while working at a computer. The only tools you need are measuring tape, pencil, glue gun with glue sticks, scissors or utility knife for cutting wood pieces down to size if needed (you could also use power saw), marker for writing measurements on wood before gluing them down (I recommend using white so that it will stand out better against the dark wood)."

Measure the height of your desk.

Measure the height of your desk using a measuring tape. If you are adding or subtracting to make your new desk height, measure that distance as well.

Once you have measured the length and width of your desk, write it down on a piece of paper or in an app like Evernote.

Measure the height of your chair.

  • Measure the height of your chair. Use a ruler or tape measure to measure from the floor to the seat. This is what you will need to add or subtract from your new desk height in order to make sure it's comfortable for you to work at.

  • Adjust your desk height accordingly, according to how tall you want it and how comfortable sitting at it feels. If it feels too low, raise it by putting something underneath like books or cinder blocks until it feels right for you; if it feels too high, lower it by removing some of those materials one by one until you've reached the right level for comfortability!

Add or subtract to make your new desk height.

You can add or subtract to make your new desk height. If you would like the front of the desk to be lower than the rest, simply add material to its bottom edge. You can use anything from plywood or particle board (which is more commonly known as “chipboard”) to 1/4″ thick foam rubber for this purpose.

On the other hand, if you would like your new desk to be taller at its front than at its back, it may be more economical for you to simply subtract some material from above instead of adding any from below. If you want your new desk height to be an inch taller than it was before, for example, all you will need to do is cut off about 1″ square from each corner.

Measure the top of the desk (length and width).

Most desks have a top that is about 30 inches tall. To make a desk taller, you are going to need to add something on top of it so that your legs will be able to reach the floor when you sit at it. It's important to measure the length and width of the top of your desk before adding anything because if you make it too big then it will look weird and awkward. If you don't want something too big, then subtract material from its top (or use less materials) until it fits well with the rest of your desk.

Calculate how many pieces of wood you need by multiplying length by width and then dividing by the area each piece will cover.

First, you’ll need to calculate how many pieces of wood you need by multiplying length by width and then dividing by the area each piece will cover. To do this, measure your desk and find its dimensions in inches (length x width). If you have a square or rectangular top, multiply these two numbers together to get their combined length. For example:

If your desk is 48″ long x 24″ wide: 48 x 24 = 960 cubic inches / (1 ft2 = 144 in2) = 6 pieces

Second, figure out how wide each piece needs to be based on the thickness of the wood and any support beams below it. You can use whatever thickness works for your project but here’s an easy way to calculate how much extra space will be needed for supports underneath your new raised surface: For example: If using 1/4″ thick plywood as an insulating layer under a set of drawers in a desk that sits on top of another set without anything underneath them then divide total cubic inch volume by 3 (3/8″) times 12 (12′ height), which equals 11-13 inches depending on whether there are any other obstacles like cabinet doors nearby). This gives us some room around all sides so we should make our extra pieces 13″ wide instead!

Cut pieces of wood to the dimensions you want. For example, if you want to add 3 inches (7 cm) to the desk height, cut a piece three inches long and wide enough to cover the entire width at the bottom of your desk.

Cut pieces of wood to the dimensions you want. For example, if you want to add 3 inches (7 cm) to the desk height, cut a piece three inches long and wide enough to cover the entire width at the bottom of your desk.

If your desk is already made from wood, this can be done with a jigsaw or handsaw. If it's made from plastic or metal, you may need some power tools such as an electric drill or sawsall blade attachment that will cut through these materials as well.

Put some glue on each corner of the wood and stick it to the surface at the bottom edge of your desk, making sure it is centered. Do this for all pieces until the entire space is covered.

  • Glue two pieces of the wood together, making sure they're not stuck to anything else before you do this. Then place a piece of tape on one side, sticking it to itself but not to anything else in your room.

  • Once all four sides are taped together, put some glue on each corner of the wood and stick it to the surface at the bottom edge of your desk, making sure it is centered. Do this for all pieces until the entire space is covered.

If using 7 cm thick wood, you may want to add casters so that it is easier to move around instead of having them built in. However, if you want extra storage space, make a drawer large enough to fit your legs inside while sitting at your desk. Put casters on it if desired so that it can roll out when needed. Takeaway: You can make a high desk lower by adding material at its base or subtracting material from its top.

If you want to make your tall desk lower, it's easy! Just add or subtract material from the top and/or bottom of your table. For example, if you have an existing tall desk that is 7 cm thick, you may want to add casters so that it is easier to move around instead of having them built in. However, if you want extra storage space, make a drawer large enough to fit your legs inside while sitting at your desk. Put casters on it if desired so that it can roll out when needed. Takeaway: You can make a high desk lower by adding material at its base or subtracting material from its top

Conclusion

That’s all there is to making a desk taller. Now you can be more comfortable while working at your computer, reading or doing other tasks. If this is something that interests you, then go ahead and give it a try!

 

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Mohsin Bates
Mohsin Bates is a web developer with over 10 years of experience. He specializes in Drupal and WordPress development, but can also work on other CMSs. Mohsin has a strong interest in user experience, and his skills as a developer make him a valuable asset to any company looking to improve their website or app design process. He's also an experienced reviewer and pundit, having published articles on various topics including Drupal, WordPress, user experience, and more.