Monday, January 14, 2013

Stand Up

Because the new big fad is standing desks, I made myself one. I went to Ikea and got myself the parts from this article on making a desk for $22.
The notion is that you're just putting a small desk on top of your regular desk. So that cheap little $7 Ikea desk is just fine.
What happened was that it turned out that on my desk, the Ikea side-table thing is almost EXACTLY the right size for me. So I did not add the shelf with the brackets. I did, however, have to raise the monitor a bit so I'm not looking down at it.
The keyboard seems to be at the right height for me. It feels pretty right at least. And it matches the diagram from the article above.
 The other odd benefit is the increase of desk space.

There are kinks to work out. With the monitor so high I end up looking into one of the light sconces in the office. This is less that good. And speaking of light, I managed to cover up the sconce over my desk (while simultaneously looking into the light -- good trick) so we need more light in the office.
And the audio monitoring situation is a mess right now. I have to get that worked out. Mixing while standing -- it's going to be interesting.


Lindsay Stewart said...

a friend of mine went with a similar setup. he managed to hook his sweater on it and sent the whole thing crashing to the floor. something to secure the feet of the raised desk would be prudent.

Andrew Bellware said...

You're absolutely right. I have no idea what that would be though. Well, I've thought about little C-clamps... something like that.