I started doing more research, and came across several articles and blog posts, saying,
sedentary death syndrome, I thought it would be worthwhile to give standing a try. Eventually, if all goes well then I'll make myself a more permanent standing desk out of steel pipe, like this one, but in the mean time I needed a cheap alternative to test this idea out. There was this idea for making a standing desk converter for $22 using Ikea stuff, but Ikea was far away, and I felt like I could come up with something simpler.
Enter concrete blocks!
These things are just the right height I needed when you stand one on end (16 in), and at less than $2 each, they are dirt cheap! On the downside they are heavy and a pain in the ass to move, but they are just so cheap and perfect for a standing desk trial period.
So without further ado, I give you the first version of my standing desk!
I also got an anti-fatigue mat because most articles say everyone buys one of these at some point to help their feet. Tomorrow will be a full standing workday, so wish me luck!