Sunday, September 28, 2014

Standing Desk ver. 1

I've wanted to try a standing desk for a while now, for a lot of reasons. Most recently, I've been working longer hours, and having trouble sleeping. I go to bed feeling like I hardly did anything all day, even though I actually did!

I started doing more research, and came across several articles and blog posts, saying,

and while I'm not exactly suffering from 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!