Whats on my desk + creating a standing desk

Since there was a lot of interest in my post about what’s in my bag, here’s a follow-up “what’s on my desk” post.

Healthy working

The purpose of my workspace (besides being a workspace) is to promote standing over sitting. There have been many articles written about the benefits of standing, and it seems that overwhelmingly, standing is the way to go (spoiler: the CDC says so). So, I set out to purchase a standing desk. It turns out, good standing desks aren’t cheap. So here’s my solution + what’s on my desk + some of my favorite / odd items.

My standing desk

20151027296000I’ve fashioned the desk itself out of a Whitmor Supreme 5-tier Wire Shelving – Chrome from Target. Of course, without something solid on the shelves, things would fall through… so I’ve added two pine slats of wood with a similar depth and width to the shelf. I prefer solid, un-treated wood instead of particle or pressed board (a reason here). You can find pine slats at your local hardware store.

My standing desk has a main work area (with all the conveniences and comforts of a regular workspace), and a lower shelf with a keyboard (just incase I’d like to sit) and storage for my laptops. The lower shelf is purposefully a bit less convenient.

Whats on my desk (the semi-permanent stuff)?

So, what’s on your desk? Leave a link to your post or favorite item in the comments!

7 thoughts on “Whats on my desk + creating a standing desk”

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  2. What an awesome post. My favorite item on your post is the Gorilla Glue. I mean, how is it not everyone’s favorite item? Wo picks the lamp. That’s like being the battle ship in Monopoly!

    I am in the process of building my own standing desk. I built one at home and it was awesome. It’s an actual desk though. not one you put on top of a desk. Those are very useful thought. Mendel, you inspire me as always. SO I write a post of my own. Per your instructions, here’s a link to my post.

    http://russellaaron.vegas/whats-on-my-office-desk/

  3. Love seeing what others use for their workspace. I’ve done my own posts like this there: http://meetkarissa.com/how-i-created-my-work-space/ and http://meetkarissa.com/workspace/ that I regularly update with photos.

    I’ve got the desk that could be adjusted to a standing one, but gosh I don’t think I could do it. I’ve got a way to comfortable chair that doesn’t put very much pressure on me.

    Have you seen the new lie-down desk? http://www.sfgate.com/business/article/Lie-down-desks-debut-so-you-can-sleep-on-the-job-6596478.php That would be really nice at times!

    Love the wire racks. Have 4 of them in the house, so nice to be able to adjust them as needed.

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