stand up desks are popular now for some
i have heard it said that sitting is the new smoking
i am not sure what the new drinking is though
has anyone made a stand up work desk
i haven't even looked at any yet but will do that soon
i guess about 3.5 feet high but probably has to be adjustable
has to be stable and sturdy
i would guess that it will get leaned on because who can resist that
maybe leaning is the new gum chewing
Designed this for a client, but never built it:
Robatoy was very interested in building it before he got passed away a
couple of years back.
One of these days, except that I like to sit...
i like the kangaroo style
i may go more conventional like some of the stand up writing desks i found
i saw one that had a metal foot rest bar low across the front
but i think any stand up desk would have to have some adjustment
The last few years I have a number of folks call wanting to simply have
the legs on their desks made longer for stand up use.
They want to drop off a leg, specify how much longer, and always mention
they will keep the old legs in case they change their mind.
I've passed on more than I've done, but this is an example:
With all the recent publicity concerning walking, leaping and pouncing
robots, I got an image in my mind of a leaping desk when I heard the term
"kangaroo desk". Hey Swingman, could you design a desk that a robotic whiz
kid could turn into a leaping weapon of war? DARPA may give ya a million
buck for it. Ya know, it could be justified as a defensive technology in
case the pentagon gets attacked again.
OK, I will go back to being reasonably well behaved now.
Spent a lot of hours slinging lead on a table built with a 2"
thin wall pipe frame, some angle iron and a 5' x 10' sheet
Typical layout drawing was about 20-30 ft long so you had the leading
and trailing edges often rolled up when working the middle of the
This was for 1/4 size layout drawings for foundry automation systems
with an occasional sheet steel pickling line thrown in to keep busy.
My guess is that none of those customers are even in business
This was basic rust-belt business.
Some (younger) people I know recently got desks that are motorized to
raise and lower for sitting and standing. The mechanism/stand units were
in the several hundred dollar range. They just used butcher-block for
the tops. I believe they have drawer units underneath that make the
whole thing look like a standard desk when in the "sitting" position.
The ones I have seen (some of my cow-orkers have them) are
like that, adjustable for sitting or standing, except they
don't have motors(*). The tops are typical office furniture
(laminate on plywood or MDF or somesuch), and the moving
part is just large enough for a monitor, keyboard, and mouse
(or a laptop).
(* motorizing the moving part sort of defeats the healthy
SFWIW, the gym I use as a matter of policy, does not allow
To many accidents, as a result of people falling off of
them resulting in serious, sometimes fatal, injuries.
A few years ago I was on a treadmill about 15 feet in front of someone
who was also on one. He was possibly also operating a mp3 player.
Someone he got his feet tangled, fell down and the treadmill shipped him
into the wall. It was hard to keep a straight face.
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