Randy Sarafan writes:

A few weeks ago I got tired of being hunched behind a desk all day. I was already surrounded by all kinds of alternative desks, so I decided to throw my hat into the ring. I’ve been in situations in the past at which I’ve worked at workbenches or work counters and always found these experiences highly enjoyable. I prefer to have the option to stand while I work and like having lots of space to spread out my stuff and move around. So, I recently got rid of my desk and replaced it with two rolling workbenches.


How-To: Treadmill desk

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

  • johngineer

    I had a philosophy professor who had all the desks in his office raised off the floor so he could work standing up. I asked him about this once and he said something to the effect that the thoughts he had while standing were more articulate and concise than the thoughts he had while sitting down.

    How cool is that!?