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Standing desk Answered

Check out the new standing desk that I built yesterday.

My previous standing desk was working just fine, it just wasn't in the kitchen. Kitchen gravity has been pulling me out of the spare bedroom/office and into the kitchen, where everyone else hangs out. Working on my laptop at the kitchen table was killing my wrists, so I mounted a proper setup to the wall. The LCD is held to the wall with an Ergotron Lx Wall Mount, and the Kensington 60044 Keyboard tray (also seen in my Ergonomic Workstation ), is mounted to a small shelf built from triangular brackets, 2x4's, and a plywood top surface.

It seems to be working pretty well, and the kitchen now appears to a have "helm."

I've got an Instructable in progress on the keyboard shown in the pictures, so look for that soon.
EDIT:
How to make a vertical, ergonomic tie-fighter keyboard is done!

See the on-the-go version of this standing desk here in Handy Tricks Six.

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daandes
daandes

2 years ago

That is pretty neat but what if you decide you want to sit? I know that Autonomous has an adjustable DIY standing desk kit and that is what I am looking into.

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Ponting1
Ponting1

10 years ago

That's really awesome. The Ergotron LX Dual Side-by-Side arm is solid and well-built. I was really impressed, by how well the various components fit together; you won’t have any concerns of it falling apart on you.

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lemonie
lemonie

13 years ago

I like this, makes me think it should be attached to a big machine on a shop-floor. The 'not having to sit down' bit has obvious advantages. L

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ich bin ein pyro
ich bin ein pyro

13 years ago

how do you type with the keyboard split in half? or does it just fold together

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ewilhelm
ewilhelm

Reply 13 years ago

With one hand on each half. (?)

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Brennn10
Brennn10

13 years ago

Awesome! Thats sweet!

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Mace42
Mace42

13 years ago

whats is the purpose of a standing desk? i like to sit.

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ewilhelm
ewilhelm

Reply 13 years ago

I sit all day at work. I like to mix things up, work in different positions, and generally move around.