I created a standing desk at the Nashua Telegraph by nailing together three boards into a keyboard support that I could put under my desk when I wanted to sit down (ergonomic variety is key). The keyboard and monitor weren’t really at the right heights, but it was better than just sitting as I typed and made phone calls all day.
Here at the Concord Monitor my standing desk is slightly less kludge-y because there is a swinging support, designed for a monitor, that I use for the keyboard when I want to stand up. I had to steal three plastic thingies from the supply room to prop up the monitor to the correct height, more or less.
One problem: There’s another swinging keyboard support under the desk that doesn’t quite get out of the way, so it stabs me in the thigh while I’m working. Still, that keeps from falling asleep if I have to write about politics. In theory I’m going to get a real standing/sitting desk apparatus soon
Since you’re considering getting a real standing apparatus soon I just wanted to let you know that Standee Co offers affordable, add-on bamboo podiums that can easily be folded and put under your desk like the first standing desk you made at the Nashua Telegraph. They’re also coming out with the most affordable electronically adjustable sit-stand desks in the market next month starting at $399 if you were interested in replacing your desk and didn’t want to spend $1000.
Actually, two days after I wrote that piece, the company installed a Varidesk for me. Thanks, though!
Varidesk is one of the pioneers and has a solid product. If you would prefer something more portable and less bulky, this might be of interest: http://kck.st/1UZtlcL Thanks!
David, these are worth checking out too – they are simple, light, and affordable. A little more basic than what most other stand up desks offer. Take a look!
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