Build Your Own DIY Treadmill Desk
If you’ve already decided you’d rather buy a commercially-produced treadmill desk than try to build one yourself go ahead and skip to our Integrated Treadmill Desk Reviews section. If you’re more of a do-it-yourself (“DIY”) type willing to mix and match the best treadmill base with the best adjustable-height desk for your needs then we highly recommend you read this entire section before proceeding.
Need even more inspiration? Don’t forget to check out the DIY Examples on our Pinterest board where dozens of bloggers have put up pictures and descriptions of their own homemade treadmill desk workstations.
We’ll tell you what you need to know to build a really solid treadmill desk, but it might be a good idea to take a look at some examples of others’ first, just to see what not to do. Some will appear to be properly engineered, stable, ergonomically correct and decently aesthetic. Those are, to be candid, rare to find. More likely you’ll see contraptions built out of scrap lumber that are dangerously unstable with horrendously bad ergonomic settings, but are really, really cheap.
If you’ve looked at some examples on the web and you still can’t fight the urge to build your own, read on for valuable advice on the best methods of building a treadmill desk that will last a long time, be safe to operate, will look really good in your home or office, will improve typing accuracy, and probably cost you slightly less than a commercially-built unit.
If you want to get a personal feel for using a treadmill to make sure it will work for you, you should read our article on guidance to see how you can test one out for yourself.