The article is used with permission from Simplified Building UK
Design company Grain & Mortar were looking to outfit their studio with new custom desks that would match the industrial space they had available. The company wanted to use the desks both while sitting and standing, therefore decided to go for a high-rise aluminium frame which they combined with wooden sections constructed by a local woodworker.
These table frames use Kee Lite aluminium fittings and tube that can be put together in less than 30 minutes with just an impact driver. The frames are lightweight, have an industrial feel but give a more polished look than our galvanised steel desk frames.
Kristin from Grain & Mortar had this to say about the desks they built:
If you are short on space, then this simple desk could be the right choice for you. You can build a similar desk using just some tube, fittings and a table top that you can source from your local wood recycling centre.
Tube and fittings are versatile and DIY-friendly systems that will help you build a desk for any area in the house, even if that area is under your staircase.
The table frames used have a similar design to our Rugged table frame (which is made of galvanised steel).