I work at a Library and I am using an old card catalog table as a
standing desk. I am 4 ft 10 and this is a perfect height for me. I use
this all day long and wish I had the same thing at home. I am 65 and
never get tired from standing. Chairs have never fit me and my back
feels better than I can ever remember. Thomas Jefferson and Donald
Rumsfeld used standing desks.
On 2/7/2013 12:32 PM, Nate Hill wrote:
> My team of four is currently designing/building/recycling together our
> office space on the 4th floor in Chattanooga- a raw 14,000 sq ft open
> space. We have plenty of old desks to use, and on our first iteration we
> are each giving ourselves a personal sitting desk, but we will have
> stations for shared standing desks/workbenches. Something about standing
> makes me want to make physical stuff rather than just digital stuff. I'm
> really curious to see how it all works. Happy to report back.
> On Thu, Feb 7, 2013 at 12:26 PM, Bohyun Kim <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> I use a bookcase in my office as a standup desk (photo below in the link)
>> but it is really a matter of willpower I think. I get tired when I try to
>> do concentrated work while standing and my experience is that I cannot stay
>> standing and working at the same time more than 15 min even if I try hard
>> although this may depend on each person. =) Even with the alarm I often
>> ignore it and don't stand up. Then everything is in vain. Something to
>> think about before investing in a new piece of furniture.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
>> Mark Pernotto
>> Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2013 12:09 PM
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: [CODE4LIB] Stand Up Desks
>> Despite my best efforts of sitting up straight, getting an ergonomic
>> chair, making sure my desk is a proper height (I'm a tall guy, so my desk
>> is 'modified' to reflect this), and I make sure I stand up and at least
>> stretch every 30 minutes (or so), my back still bothers me some days.
>> I saw a Wired article a few months back hailing the benefits of stand up
>> desks (http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/10/mf-standing-desk/), and
>> also found an article in NY Times (
>> and wondered if there were any other developers/list members who used them.
>> In my mind, I'm trading one problem for another, and I'm not sure I want
>> to be standing up all day long. On the other hand, my back is killing me