Standing Desk for Computer

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Project by BaritoneWoods posted 06-21-2021 06:08 PM 799 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Teleworking + bad ergonomics = pain in the tailbone. Had to make a stand-up platform for the computer. Maple plywood. Breaks down into four pieces, joinery = friction & gravity only. It wobbles only a wee bit, but not terribly. Groove for the cell phone is a 1/2” channel with a 3/8” hole for the power cord to feed in from underneath. The table is a cheap hollow-core door cut to width = my wingspan (64”); table trim cut from pine framing studs. Legs are 1” black iron pipe, threaded in segments so that table could be easily leveled. The computer stand sits on a clear vinyl deskpad, which REALLY works to keep it from skidding around the tabletop. Ikea footstool. Raw linseed oil on the computer stand, Minwax polyurethane finish on the table.

-- Still so much to learn!

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#1 posted 06-21-2021 08:30 PM

Very nice! Great design work.

-- Jim, SE PA

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#2 posted 06-21-2021 09:30 PM

Now that is functionally very clever engineering sir, well done.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#3 posted 06-21-2021 10:10 PM

Gotta agree, great design and execution. Well done.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#4 posted 06-22-2021 02:41 PM

Very nice! I made one of these for my wife at the beginning of lockdown, but a completely different design. Mine racked a little uncomfortably – yours looks more stable. Thanks for sharing.

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