Standing desks can be a great alternative to a traditional sitting desk, particularly if you have low back problems, poor posture when sitting or move away from your desk frequently. It can be difficult to only have a standing desk if you work (and game) for long hours every day and I think this Ikea Billy Hack makes a great secondary standing desk to tuck into a corner of the lounge in between piles of books.
It is a pity that folding brackets are quite expensive, one will set you back about the same amount as the whole bookcase, but if you can find a sturdy, cheaper alternative, it would reduce the cost of this standing desk significantly. I quite like the standard door hinges combined with a chain used in this children’s dual desk Ikea hack.
Source: Ikea Hackers’ “Stand up Billy bureau or mini bar“.