2013-09-04

Survey says... I sit too much. Being sedentary for too long can be hazardous to one's health and many people in my profession have chosen to start using "stand up" desks; a desk that is tall enough to work on while standing. With the goal of owning a sweet stand up desk, I decided to see what I could craft with my carpentry skills.

Step 1

Every good project starts with a well designed plan.... yet surprisingly this project still turned out OK.

After collecting some slightly soggy 2x4s, a tape measure, and a pen, I cranked up the Credence and got busy.

Step 2

Armed with a degenerate right-handed circular saw, I managed to cut four legs at 41 inches in length.

Based on my best guestimation, I wanted my keyboard to be somewhere around 43 inches from the ground.

Step 4

Using some less than nice looking two by four (s)crap wood, 3 foot long bracing were cut and screwed to a pair of legs.... twice.

Step 5

hmmmm.... all of a sudden the desk is looking far more complete that it should. Someone might have forgotten to take enough pictures.

Two 2 foot long 2x4s finished the top table bracing and some 1x4 was use for structural strength* at about 20 inches from the floor.

Step 6

After a smoothing with a random orbital sander, and 2 foot by 37 1/2 inch piece of plywood was screwed to the top of the desk frame. Yea, that's a Care Bear wastebasket...

I'm thinking of putting a few slats of wood across the mid-leg supports for storage, but that would be more work and I'd rather be hacking on some code.

Now quite reading, and go make something.

*You might expect this footnote to be about "structural strength". Well you are wrong. Apparently "strengths" is the longest single syllable word in the English language.

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