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    Standing Desk?

    Just wondering if anyone here uses/has used a standing desk?

    Seriously thinking about giving it a shot.

    Would probably start just by creating a plywood stand to put on my existing desk to see how I like it.

    I seriously think sitting all day is killing me.

    Long run, I'd be interested in getting an electrically adjustable mechanism like one of these http://www.ergodepot.com/Adjustable_Desks_s/134.htm or http://www.ergodepot.com/Ergo_Depot_...D17_p/ad17.htm

    Just doing a little measuring it seems like 47" would be a good height for me to start with.
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    Think "podium" or "pulpit" for the height. When you get tired of standing, a high stool, or draftsman's chair wold also be handy to have.
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    My wife suggested one of these a while back...I thought it would be great if I had a tall chair with casters to sit on too.



    Seriously, sounds like it would be a good thing to try. We've got work benches next to our desk here at work, have thought about standing at my laptop many times at them, but they are a little low (42" or so). I'd probably measure from your elbow to the floor for a height where you're not having to lean over at all.
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    I would have never made it in this industry if I didn't have a job that had me at a desk for hours and on my feet for hours; alternating often throughout the day ;-) The treadmill desk looks good . . . I have a treadmill . . . hmmm.
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    We've talked about a treadmill desk in the past, but I'm not sure that's realistic for me. I have to concentrate a little too much to toss walking in with the whole mix.

    I think I might whip something up tonight and see how it works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    I think I might whip something up tonight and see how it works.
    hmmmmm I wonder if we will see it by Thanksgiving....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    I have to concentrate a little too much to toss walking in with the whole mix.

    I think I might whip something up tonight and see how it works.
    Best not be chewing gum then either.

    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baer View Post
    hmmmmm I wonder if we will see it by Thanksgiving....
    Don, that's just plain cruel.
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    cruel but pretty funny.

    this is a tough crowd brent.
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    Ask a simple question, get beaten down and bashed. That's harsh!
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    Brent, I won't bash you for wanting a standing desk. I think it is a great idea. I designed one for a client of my cabinetmaker client a while back. It has a slanted lift up top, a drawer in the front and a gallery on the inside that lifts up to reveal a hidden compartment. There are also slide out wings on the side. It was a gift for a daughter who was graduating from law school and I guess she liked it very much. It was designed so a stool would slide in underneath it. In thinking about it now, I would make arrangements for a foot rest under the desk, too.

    This is the only image I have of it at the moment. The builder made a few modifications as you can see on the left.
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