Monday, February 5, 2018

My DIY Treadmill Desk Is Working Out, More-or-Less

Several weeks ago, I put together a DIY treadmill desk. I used two bungee cords and a leftover shelf I had lying around from a wooden shelving unit that I bought at K-Mart, when there was still a K-Mart, and put up in my bedroom and, later, my kitchen.

Yes, I know that there shouldn’t normally be leftover pieces lying around when you finish putting something together, but knowing that doesn’t change the facts of this situation, which is that there’s a leftover shelf. I actually bought two short shelving units and combined them into one tall monster of a shelving unit, so the extra shelf is just the bottom shelf of the top half. I probably should have left it on there so that I could more securely nail the two units together, but whatever, it’s fine. I stuck the extra shelf in the back of my closet because I knew I’d find a use for it someday, and what do you know, I did.

The structure of the shelf is perfect because I didn’t have to screw any giant hooks or eyes into it in order to have somewhere to attach the bungee cords, although I could have because I’m pretty sure I have some of those lying around, too, from when I was going to put a clothesline up in the garage but then I never did. Because the shelf isn’t really high enough to allow me to type or write longhand comfortably, I needed something to prop up my laptop and also to write on. After all these years, I’m proud to say that buying those middle school yearbooks has paid off.

Now I can kill two birds with one stone by walking on the treadmill while I work on stuff. I have to admit that I don’t actually get that much work done at the treadmill desk, but it is useful for petting cats while I work out.


  1. Thank you again for all the knowledge you distribute,Good post. I was very interested in the article, it's quite inspiring I should admit. I like visiting you site since I always come across interesting articles like this one.Great Job, I greatly appreciate that.Do Keep sharing! Regards,
    Yepo 737a Notebook

  2. This idea is so awesome and flawlessly executed! I think I would spend more time marveling over my creation than working (and then I would probably fall off) ;)

  3. That is such a cool idea! I would think the speed would have to be pretty low though so you don't get distracted and fall haha That is cute your kitty is loving it too!

    1. LOL I do get distracted and fall! I have to keep the speed at 1 mph max!

  4. A computer desk is an essential household item for home and additionally office purposes. Computer desks are for the most part planned in such a path along these lines, to the point that it doesn't possess a great deal of room.Best computer desks with hutches

  5. Your article made me very impressed. I enjoyed it, I would expect at your website, or more articles. I would like more information about this, because it is very nice.

  6. Have you ever tried <a href=">long desk</a>? If you are right-handed or left-handed, you can conveniently adjust which side you would like to attach the smaller table on.

  7. This is a great article thanks for sharing this informative information. I will visit your blog regularly for some latest post. I will visit your blog regularly for Some latest post. Krushia

  8. A desk with drawers is a smart thought. It helps keep your desk flawless, perfect and composed.FREEZER REPAIR AND SERVICE IN SANTA BARBARA, CA