DIY Treadmill Desk Guide

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 our DIY guides don’t hesitate to ping us on LiveChat (or call us) to talk to a DIY pro!

In these articles, 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, 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.

Need some more inspiration on building your ideal treadmill desk setup? Check out the DIY examples on our Pinterest board where dozens of bloggers have put up pictures and descriptions of their own workstations.

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting Your First Treadmill Desk

We’ve helped thousands of users get their first treadmill desk, so we tapped our staff experts for their favorite tips to new users.

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Selecting the Best Office Treadmill Base For Your DIY Treadmill Desk

Selecting the Best Office Treadmill Base For Your DIY Treadmill Desk

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.

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Cable management for standing desks

DIY Cable Management for Standing Desks

Cable spaghetti can be a nightmare for standing and walking workers. Follow these tips to straighten up the cables at your workstation.

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iMovR Omega Everest Standing Desk

Selecting the right desk for your DIY walking workstation

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.

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Build Your Own DIY Treadmill Desk

Build Your Own DIY Treadmill Desk

What you need to know to build a solid DIY treadmill desk. It might be a good idea to look at some examples of others’ first, just to see what not to do.

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5 Common Pitfalls of DIY Treadmill Desk Construction

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.

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Treadmill Desk Check List

Other considerations when setting up your DIY treadmill desk

DIY treadmill desk builders need to keep in mind vibration and noise isolation, ergonomics of keyboards, mice and trackballs, static electricity and more.

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Tips on noise-isolating your treadmill desk

Tips on noise-isolating your treadmill desk

Concerned about how much noise your treadmill desk will make? Here are some simple solutions to reduce the impact on those who work around you.

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Treadmill powertrains

Treadmill powertrains – is your treadmill’s drive system sufficiently powered?

Treadmill weight limits or weight ratings are almost meaningless when being used " in a walking desk application. Here's how to really evaluate them.

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energy efficient treadmill desk

Five Tips for Making Your Treadmill Desk More ‘Green’

What is the carbon footprint of your treadmill desk? We explore some power conservation tips for walking desk users to explore.

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