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Negative Tilt Angle Keyboard Stand for Temporary Standing Desk

Most standing desks on instructables are built to a height close to mid stomach, so your elbows bend at a 90 degree angle to reach the keyboard.  After some experimenting with position I have come to prefer a lower desk, one at groin height, with the keyboard held a negative angle of 22 degrees. 

The keyboard stand combined with a high monitor stand provide a comfortable arm and head position.  It can also be moved out of the way, converting back to a regular desk

The lower stand is an adjustable piano / keyboard stand, another instructable had an ironing board, I believe it would provide similar functionality. A weight is spread across the base to increase stability.

Sitting on top of the stand is a Foam Board platform. 

The keyboard is a Logitech Wireless Wave and it's curved shape holds it into an upside down Helper Shelf. The keyboard angles at 22 degrees and I find it easy to type with.

The monitor is a Dell with an adjustable height stand. It is on a custom built monitor stand where the lowered monitor is at sitting eye level.

Standing and having the monitor rotated 90 degrees is very useful for working with long documents.

Parts:

Adjustable Metal Piano / Keyboard Stand 
 - set at 36" 

2 Pieces of Presentation Foam Board (Ghost Line Foam Board)
 - Cut to 18" x 28"
 - 4 small Binder Clips hold the Foam Board together, creating a rigid surface

Upside Down Metal Helper Shelf  (Found ) or
Upside Down Freezer Shelf from a Refrigerator
 - Wide:     8 1/2"
 - Length: 11 1/2" 
 - Height:   4 1/2" 


rimar20003 years ago
Clever!
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