I've been thinking about getting a height adjustable table for my home office for months, possibly even years, but never got around doing it because of either price or just not being motivated enough to do it.
I recently noticed that IKEA sells an electric frame for my IKEA Galant table that doesn't cost a fortune anymore. It might be it's always had that price but my starting knee/back pain and realization that I won't get a new body by magic made me think 499 CHF was a sweat deal for a healthier working life. That made me go ahead and get an adjustable desk plus use the pegboard solution to handle all the devices and wires I need to have mounted near my desk.
Since I got inspired by others writing about similar changes to their office I thought I would add my story to the mix too hoping that can encourage others to try it out.
Getting the materials
The full list of materials I used were:
1 IKEA Galant electric raisable legs frame (bought in a Danish IKEA, Swiss IKEA only have the square version)
2 pcs. of custom-cut pegboards to fit into the frame of the Galant desk
6 shackle "rings" from a padlock shackle (bought in Landi, similar to this from Amazon)
6 small round wooden dowels
Many tens of long and small cable ties
Getting the two main parts turned out to be a bit more difficult than anticipated. Firstly, I learned that not all IKEA's are created equally. In Denmark you can buy the adjustable frame for both the square and the corner version of Galant, but in Switzerland you can only buy the square version even though they do sell the corner desk.
Luckily my parents were about to embark on their annual vacation to Switzerland and I convinced my father to go to their "local" IKEA and pickup the corner version of the frame.
Beyond having to get my parents to bring the corner frame from Denmark another tricky part of this setup was that pegboards weren't easy to come by in my area. None of the common places like Jumbo, Landi or Coop had it thus I ended up having to custom order a full-sized 2.5 x 2.5 m pegboard from HGC for ~40 CHF.
But don't let that discourage you - I live in a "rural" area :), btw. an alternative to the IKEA Galant frame is the desks from GeekDesk which even ships internationally - it's more expensive but at least it exists as an option.