We’ve helped thousands of users get their first treadmill desk, so we tapped our staff experts for their favorite tips to new users.
DIY Treadmill Desk Guide
WorkWhileWalking has been the #1 resource for DIY treadmill desk enthusiasts for almost as long as the concept has been around. We’ve helped thousands of users customize their own treadmill desk workstations and make sure they’re set up in the most ergodynamically correct way possible. The articles collected here feature our best advice on the subject—but the expertise doesn’t stop there. If you’re still looking for guidance after reading through the articles in our DIY treadmill desk guide, don’t hesitate to ping us on LiveChat to talk to a DIY pro!
In these articles below , we offer up all 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 cheap. As DIYers ourselves we can certainly appreciate the desire to “just get something going” without doing a lot of research and planning first, but trust us, when it comes to building your own treadmill desk, a little bit of advance planning will go a long way towards making it a successful experience.
Of course, if you decide to go the conventional route and buy a commercially-produced treadmill desk, be sure to check out all our reviews, starting with the comprehensive Integrated Treadmill Desk Reviews. Or, if you already have a good, stable, height-adjustable desk, check out our comprehensive Standalone Office Treadmill Base Reviews to complete your system. And if you’ve already got the base but need a good desk that’ll reach high enough, and be stable enough for using in a walking desk workstation setup, check our comprehensive Standing Desk Reviews. Either way, advice you’ll find in the articles below in our treadmill desk guide will help you know what things to look for.
If you want to make sure a treadmill will work for you, you should read our article on guidance to see how you can test one out for yourself.
Choosing the right treadmill base is one of the most critical decisions you'll make in building your own DIY walking workstation. Learn what matters most.
The first question: Will you need an adjustable-height desk or will a fixed-height desk do the job? Learn how to make your own treadmill workstation.
Is a homemade treadmill desk thrifty or just flat out dangerous? That choice lies with the constructor; check through our list of common DIY errors.
DIY treadmill desk builders need to keep in mind vibration and noise isolation, ergonomics of keyboards, mice and trackballs, static electricity and more.
Treadmill weight limits or weight ratings are almost meaningless when being used " in a walking desk application. Here's how to really evaluate them.