It’s been a bit over a year since I started experimenting on and off with a standing desk. For most of the year I’ve been been balancing my keyboard and mouse on things. The latest incarnation made use of some of my largest tomes and some plastic storage draw thing.
If you’re thinking about using a standing desk, I would seriously consider doing what I did: don’t spend any money on it. Having the option to easily revert to sitting comfortably is necessary for training yourself to this very new way of working. It’s also important to work out what height works best for you, especially if you’re going to create a fixed height jobby.
For a while though, I’ve been thinking about a more permanent alternative, buying an adjustable desk (lots of dosh), converting my existing desk, or adding to my existing desk. I chose the latter, so I haven’t ruined my old desk, which I do like because it’s an honest chunk of wood.
So after much deliberation I did this:
I’ve only been using the new desk a few hours, and one thing I have noticed already is that the big area under the desk is acting like a resonator, so my keyboard tapping is being amplified. Can’t wait to hear the speakers at full blast.