The first time I saw Oristand's paper-made standing desks, I thought it's not hard to make it myself with used mail boxes.It sounds fun and I start immediately following next steps.
#1 Search online shops to find if there are better alternatives. As expected, a majorty of collections from a plastic fixed shell to an electronic automated multi-shell desk are sit-stand solutions. Still, oristand desk is the best one: cheap in material, flexible in sit-stand change, handy in movement.
#2 Understand how a oristand desk is made up. Pity is that oristand has been closed forever in 2017, though there is a paper-made desk just like it in amazon($28) diagraming detailed size. I look closely to figure out which kind of paper should I chose, not too thick to be heavy or too thin to be stable.
#3 Do a little experiment with a tiny model. How could a light enough paper-made desk be stable for a computer and a keyboard? I took a A4 paper and resized the desk into a 6*6*6 model. The light model looks like so fragile that it can't stand anything.Surprisingly, it's still for a big pen and a eraser on it at the same time because of the well designed structure.
#4 Pick up a 40*40*40 box and just do it. Unfortunately, there are not ready-in-use mail boxes suiting in size, so I ordered one online. Now I just can't wait!