I'm happy to say that I'm writing this from my newly assembled and configured workbench.

The current state of the setup.

There are still additions and modifications to make, but so far I'm quite happy with the net result. I'd like to share a bit about how I got into this idea of a workbench and how to attempt this yourself.


  • Wanted, no, needed a standing desk at home!
  • Considered pre-built options, but decided that a semi-DIY project would be more fun
  • Using typical shelving accessible at any major hardware store, and one or two simple tools, assembled a setup.
  • Includes a peg board setup for hanging tools.
  • The total cost (not including some new fancy things I'm adding to the setup) for the desk came to $150.
  • If and when I decide to write part two, it will include an updated cost table along with details of cleaning up the setup and improving it slightly.