Stand Up Desk

For the better part of 10 years now I’ve been telecommuting and have always had a traditional desk. Lately I’ve been reading about stand up desks and the positive impact it can have so with the Christmas holiday it seemed like a good time to give it a try. A few years ago we purchased a drafting desk to replace a rather large L shaped oak unit that adjusts to a variety of heights between 27 to 38 inches off the floor. So a new desk isn’t needed but my chair won’t go high enough. Ironically when we got back from visiting family yesterday the cylinder on ‘said chair’ isn’t working. I took that as a sign to go get a new one making sure it was a drafting chair.

I picked up a chair from Office Depot and set out raising the desk as high as it will go to 38 inches from the floor. It would be better if I could get the desk to around 42 inches but the chair won’t go that high. Besides I’m not sure how much I can stand and type so it might not matter.

Stand Up Desk

Yes the desk isn’t normally that clean and if it doesn’t work out I can always go lower or back to standard.

1 thought on “Stand Up Desk

  1. Last week I moved the desk back down to the standard height. The keyboard being to low when standing up and not being able to get the chair high enough if the keyboard was on top of the desk was causing a problem. It was a good try.

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