Testing The Standing Desk Concept

There’s been a lot of interest in the tech community over standing desks, both for and against. Given that I spend 12 hours a day at my desk, I’ve been entertaining switching, if for no other reason than to give me just a little bit of exercise. I don’t want to invest in a $600+ desk, or heavily modify the new Ikea desk I just built up in the past month, so I thought I should first simply try and raise my keyboard and trackpad.

Inspired by Drew Saunder’s keyboard stand, I attempted to build one last night. Alas I seem to be unable to cut a straight line and was disgusted at my first attempt. Then, as I went to the break room to grab a San Pellegrino, I noticed a computer box that was just about the right size.

Figure I’ll give this a try and see how I like it. If it works good enough, then I’ll grab some wood at Lowe’s and have them cut it for me. 🙂