So I was thinking about the negative consequences of sitting since I work on a computer and have an hour commute each way to the office. I decided to do something about it and make a standing desk. I telecommute one day a week so I can carve out about 6-8 hours of sitting a week.
I used an scrap section of wire shelving from a closet organizing kit. I turned the shelf upside down and attached the brackets by the window. I also added a bracket to the bottom for additional support. It isn’t flat but I pretty much work on a laptop anyway.
It is wide enough to place a note pad on the side of the laptop for writing. The lip at the edge of the shelf acts as a wrist rest but I will need to add some kind of cushion on it in warmer weather when I’m not wearing a sweater. The map you see is for local bike trails. The house phone is near by but we use soft phones at work so the headset and mic do that function. I added extra padding beneath the rug. There is also a soccer ball I keep to shift weight from time to time and do some ball control drills when I feel the need to move around.
The best part besides standing is that I get all that glorious sunshine while I’m working and can see my garden.