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