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Standing Desk Followup

I had someone email me some questions about my standing desk post and I thought I’d do a quick followup…

How much are you using it?

I work from home a few days a week, and of course after work I’m usually at the computer, so I spend quite a bit of time at my desk (not sure if that’s good or bad). I stand most of the time. Usually sit early in the morning while I surf and check mail. Then stand for most of the day while coding, then sit/stand in the evening depending on how tired I am and what I’m working on. I wish I could have a standing desk in the office (damn those cube farms!)

Is it convenient?

Sure - as convenient as any desk. I recently added a whiteboard behind my desk so I can spin around and jot down notes which I find very handy.

Any noticed health benefits?

Nothing in the way of weight loss. I do find my posture is a bit better (no slouching in the chair!) and my back feels better.

I do have some further modifications to the desk planned:

  • The top I selected from Ikea is too thin to support my monitor arms. I’ve noticed a few hairline cracks forming. I’ve also picked it up and moved it a few times which probably added to the stress. I think a thicker top would work fine.
  • I need to raise it a few inches. I’m thinking either wood blocks or possibly casters - which would let me roll it around the office.
  • Since the desk is high - I need to implement some under desk cable management to get things better organized.