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I built an elevated platform so I could try working at a standing desk. It’s 11.5 inches high,
and I built it from .75″ x .75″ sticks and .5″ plywood. I added lots of triangular bracing and then sat on it to make sure it could hold my 27″ iMac without collapsing. I just started using it this morning so I can’t say how much I like it yet.

I’m standing on a gardener’s kneeling pad, which is probably too spongy. I might switch to a yoga mat.

This is a prototype. I am going to use this one for a week, take notes, and make another prototype. (First note for Prototype 2 – a nook under the plywood to hold the external drives and USB hub.)

Here’s Donald Rumsfeld at his most charming (which is about as charming as a monitor lizard) defending his standing desk and explaining to the CNN host that Thomas Jefferson had one and that naval officers use them. Go Rummy!

Mark Frauenfelder

Mark Frauenfelder is the editor-in-chief of Make magazine, and the founder of the popular Boing Boing blog.


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