Here of late I have suffered from an aching neck. I sit too much at a desk, and I have a tendency to slouch. I thought about getting a better chair, but I am cheap. You would think I would learn, but I have never paid enough to get a decent chair, one that would actually give my back proper support. Grimly, I realized I probably never would. So I puzzled over the matter. What about an inexpensive standing desk.
I looked at the bookcase we have in the basement. I bought it years ago at Lowes. At the time I thought it a clever design with unfinished wood. The sides had slots. The beams that supported the shelves fitted snuggly into slots in the sides, and the shelves had grooves in the underside so that they rested securely on the beams.
Wooden pegs made the concept work.. Once I stuck each beam into a slot into the side, I used a wooden peg (hammered through a slot in the beam) to hold it in place.
So I bought what I needed, put it together, and finished it. It turned out to be an easy job, and has set there, trouble free, for years. So I hoped Lowes was still selling those bookcases. With a few modifications, I figured I could easily use one as a standing desk. Unfortunately, I did not have any luck.
So I tried something else. Searching for “standing desk,” I discovered A standing desk for $22. Here is a picture of the design I copied.
Introducing The Standesk 2200
Since I wanted a contraption that would hold two monitors, I got a cheap coffee table and a longer shelf. So I suppose that makes mine The Standesk 2700?
Anyway, it may have been inexpensive, but finding the parts, putting it together, and convincing my lady I would not break anything took up most of the day.
Of course, I have now rediscovered why people like chairs. I now need to rest my weary legs. So I now need a barstool that will cost more than The Standesk 2700.