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Ask HN: Standing desk hacks?
3 points by kolchak on Oct 26, 2010 | hide | past | web | favorite | 2 comments
I work in a cubicle farm (in my case, 6'x8', drawers/shelves on one side, formica desk surface wrapped around 2 sides, pre-drilled hole in the desk for workstation cables.) The company will make some inexpensive accommodations regarding ergonomic chairs, and keyboard trays, but I'm interested in working while standing.

I've jury-rigged a set-up, but I'd like to hear of any good hacks or commercial equipment that integrates with/attaches to an existing cube desk to enable comfortable, healthy stand-up work.

Thanks!




Ergonomic chairs can be quite expensive. I just bought a desk at IKEA for $200 canadian.

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/60111123

move the shelves down, raise the 'desk' up and voila! a proper nerd-station. :)

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs906.snc4/71913...

Before that I was using stacks of phone books and stuff. I love working while standing up.

-- edit -- I guess that's probably not useful for you ... but lifehacker had a great series of articles on stand-desking which inspired me :)

http://lifehacker.com/search/stand%20desk/


I found these plans for building an electric sit/stand desk, but haven't seen them live so I can't vouch for them. Looks like a fun project (for $15 of plans and $700 of materials).

http://woodwaredesigns.com/rsi/raise.html




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