He said it was a pretty simple process, so I'm going to let him tell you about it!
Hi. First let me start by stating that this is my first attempt at blogging, as it was in making a treadmill desk.
I researched homemade treadmill desks on the internet, of course, and there were many listings. I eventually selected a video that was well done. I wish I could give proper credit to the girl who made that video, but I do not have that info anymore.
Basically, here it is: Select a proper, desired sized board, get 2 brackets. Put them together, and Voila!
For the board, I went with a 1inch x 12 inch board approximately 5 feet long, plain pine, straight and smooth as I could find, and of course with the best looking grain.
Now the brackets. Most brackets would work, and there are many designs to choose from in the home improvement type stores. As it turns out, the style I found and selected are heavy duty, and rated for far more than I needed for this project. But they would work.
Some assembly required! (Very little) Now place the board across the handle / rails of the treadmill and get the table / board to the position you want. With the brackets loosely in place flush to the underside of the board, and straddling the treadmill handle / rails, simply mark where the brackets are to be attached. Now, simply remove from the treadmill, and attach the brackets to the underside of the board in the previously determined locations. Just make sure the screws you use are shorter than the board is thick. Feel free to sand and paint or stain your desktop. Not necessary. You should then be the proud owner and designer of a wonderful, practical treadmill desk.
I didn't realize just how much use I would be getting out of the homemade treadmill desk that mr. C made me, but it has been very nice to have while I'm on the sidelines dealing with my hip flexor issues. I can spend hours walking and working and feel little guilt about my blogging activities ;)
What homemade fitness gear have you (or your other) made to save money?