Monday, February 18, 2013

Bookcase standing desk

The other day I got really excited about a few things and I didn't feel like sitting at my desk anymore while doing work ... so I walked over to my bookcase and worked there instead!

After a week or so I became completely used to standing while working and so I moved my monitor and my docking station to the bookcase as you can see below:

It is so far going really well, feels great and when people come in my office I interact with them at eye level in a really casual way.
I had actually tried doing using a standing desk at home but it didn't work. You really need to have a lot of energy for it the be effective. I thought I would use it to make myself more productive (why would I waste time while standing?) but in reality only the most addictive web surfing could get me to stand.
In addition, at home I supported my keyboard and mouse on some boxes and my monitor on a rickety stand. This made it wobbly enough to be a little uncomfortable to use for long periods.

To conclude this post I want to give a shoutout to my friend Austin who is having some fun using his amazing treadmill desk.

Also if you are looking to put actual old fashioned books on the shelves then "When the President Poops" is a great option. 


  1. Let's see you rig up one of these for adults:

  2. Someone at work always stands while working on his computer cause he is at risk for deep vein thrombosis.

  3. Brilliant idea! You have perfectly found a good use for your bookcase. A standing desk helps avoid potential health risks especially for jobs that require one to sit down for long hours.