Treadmill Desk
Keeping Fit and Healthy Whilst You Work



How to Make a Treadmill Desk

If you're considering making your own treadmill desk, obviously you'll want to start off with the right basic component: the treadmill.

So what are the main things to consider for constructing the best treadmill desk?

The surface

You'll need a suitable surface on which to bolt your desk.  A couple of strong horizontal arms should be ideal.

If you already have a treadmill, but without suitable arms, you could purchase a stand-up type desk - or table - to fit over the treadmill.  This one at Amazon UK seems to be a popular standup desk to begin your search.

Remember, when you're considering the dimensions, do take into account the space needed to give you access to the treadmill control panel. 

The Belt

Make sure the belt is large enough to allow you to move around a bit whilst you walk and work at your desk.


If you're planning to make telephone calls, you'll probably want a reasonably quiet motor on your treadmill.


Make sure the treadmill's speed will go as low as 1mph.  If it will go lower than that (e.g. 0.8mph), even better.  But 1mph should be ideal.


Here's a video showing a smart way to build your own treadmill desk using a basic treadmill, a few basic materials, and a few tools...




And for a very basic, budget version, with only a few pounds investment, here's a humourous video showing you all the shortcuts...



Standing Desks




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