It would be great to see some pictures once you are finished

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-----Original Message-----
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Mark Pernotto
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2013 12:26 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Stand Up Desks

Thanks to everyone for their replies.  I didn't think there would so many people passionate about this enough to respond.

Not really having the resources to pursue an 'elevating' model, after taking a few measurements and a few Home Depot visits, I think I'm just going to build a 2 X 4, multi-tiered desk, with a 'standing' setup and anti-fatigue mat, and a 'sitting' setup on an exercise ball.  This model also allows for custom book shelves, and with my unique large size, allows me to build the desk to my proper height specifications.  Pricing it out, with everything, comes to around $200.

Now, if only I could find the time to drop everything for a day and build the thing......

Thanks again!

On Thu, Feb 7, 2013 at 3:31 PM, Karen Coyle <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> If you write a 4,000 page trilogy, though, I'll strangle you. Or at 
> least make you sit down.
> kc
> On 2/7/13 2:37 PM, Cary Gordon wrote:
>> But Neil Stephenson works at a treadmill desk...
>> I want one.
>> On Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 4:38 AM, Baumer, M <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> Philip Roth wrote at a standing desk for most of his career. Here's 
>>> an outdated look at his
>>> setup<**watch?feature=player_embedded&**
>>> v=zvCk5aitYz8#t=201s<
>>> edded&v=zvCk5aitYz8#t=201s>
>>> >
>>> .
>>> I don't have a standing desk, but I use this 
>>> timer<**timeout/ <>>.
>>> I have it set up to go off every fifteen minutes for a thirty second 
>>> break.
>>> I usually standup, look out the window, and take a sip of water.
>>> On Thu, Feb 7, 2013 at 12:32 PM, Nate Hill <[log in to unmask]>
>>> 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.
>>>> Nate
>>>> 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.
>>>>> .net/blog/archives/2407>
>>>>> Cheers,
>>>>> Bohyun
>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>> From: Code for Libraries 
>>>>> [mailto:[log in to unmask]**EDU<[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 
>>>>> (**wiredscience/2012/10/mf-**standing-desk/<h
>>>>> ttp://>),
>>>>> and
>>>>> also found an article in NY Times (
>>>> gaining-favor-in-the-**workplace.html?_r=1&<
>>>> 2012/12/02/business/stand-up-desks-gaining-favor-in-the-workplace.h
>>>> tml?_r=1&>
>>>>> )
>>>>> 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 today.
>>>>> Suggestions?
>>>>> Mark
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