Standing Desk in Cubicle

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Project by Chris Moellering posted 02-02-2013 01:07 AM 2047 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Okay, so I didn’t build a desk, per se. (Though I would like to someday…)

I, like many, work in a cubicle. I also don’t like sitting all day long. It makes my back hurt and there are, of course, numerous other adverse affects of spending too much time on one’s butt.

So, how to do a standing desk/workstation? Sitting in my cube, pondering, it occurred to me, move the laptop onto the shelf. The hardest part was prying the shelf away from the divider enough to fish the wires behind it. Then I realized that it could use a bit more support so there wasn’t to much stress on the docking station connection.

So, at home last night I grabbed a scrap piece of B/C 3/4” plywood, cut a handle to make it easier to carry to work, eased all the edges with a 1/4” round-over bit on the router, and sanded it all with some 80 grit sandpaper.

A quick coat of tung oil dressed it up slightly and will hopefully help ward off any premature coffee stains.

Carried it in this morning, and voila! Standing desk. If I close the laptop, it defaults to the two lower monitors, and there is an external keyboard and mouse, so I can work sitting if I am doing something that really takes 2 screens.

Sometimes, it’s the simple solutions that feel like the biggest victories.

-- Grace & peace, Chris+

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#1 posted 02-02-2013 02:20 AM

Unique idea.

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#2 posted 02-04-2013 04:14 PM

Nice build and very useful. If it works, it works.


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