Take a stand

My own standing desk

After reading a few good posts on the health benefits of using a standing desk, and the dangers of sitting for several hours at a desk, I build my own standing desk.  It took me less than a 1/2 hour to put together.  I found a piece of shelving board out in the garage we hadn’t used, it was nothing more than a one by ten inch pine board, about 8 feet long, one that might’ve cost us $6.00 or $8.00 at Lowes.

I measured the board and divided the length up roughly into equal dimensions so I knew how much I had to work with, and after measuring the height from my desk up to where my hands rested comfortably, I had my starting point for the vertical sides.  With a little dab of carpenter’s glue and a handful of drywall screws, I build my own standing desk and I’ve been using it for almost a year now.  I will add, after a few days of using it, I felt the need to buy an antifatigue mat to stand on… 
I like the space in between the sides of my standing desk, because this has given me a place to store my composition books.  Most of my 1st drafts for all I write, columns, sermons, articles, etc., I initially write out by hand.
I’m sharing this because for one, I hope you’ll consider using a standing desk for health reasons.  Someone online said, “sitting is the smoking of our day.”  Second, I’m sharing this to help people see that you don’t have to spend an arm & a leg to have your own standing desk.   

2 Responses to “Take a stand”

  1. Jenny November 13, 2014 at 2:15 pm #

    Has it helped so far? Had a friend who did the same a few years back. He thought he saw some benefits.

  2. Craig Cottongim November 13, 2014 at 11:19 pm #

    Yes Jenny, it has helped me a lot.

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