Dave Hamilton of incredibly popular Mac Observer's Mac Geek Gab podcast decided to give a sit-stand desk a try. He had rigged his own version, but wanted something that would allow him to move from sitting to standing with ease. Here's what he started with:
From TMO blog:
Dave decided late last year to switch to a standing desk setup. He was unsure about wanting to stand full time so he purchased the Ergo Depot Medium Duty Adjustable Height Desk, which is motorized to allow the user to change from standing to sitting-level heights. Although it took him a few days to get used to it, Dave now loves standing while he works and has only lowered the desk to sit four times since he received it.
Despite not sitting very often, Dave still recommends an adjustable height desk for users interested in this method of working. With a regular desk, a user can simply adjust the height of their chair to reach a comfortable and ergonomic position. That’s not possible with a standing desk so if you are particularly short or tall, you’ll want to make sure the desk can be adjusted to the proper height.
Dave's desk, formerly known as the Medium Duty desk, is our AD117 frame paired with the large cutout top:
This combination offers plenty of space for all of the things you need close at hand and stable enough that you trust the desk to lift valuables like a couple of iMacs and an iPad.
We love seeing our desks in use. If you have some photos of your setup, please send them over for us to feature here on the blog. And of course, if you are a fan of Apple check out Dave's podcast.