• http://homeschoolonthecroft.blogspot.com/ Anne

    Well done, Angus! …. And am I right in thinking you devised the desk too? ;)

    • http://headhearthand.org/blog/ David Murray

      Ahem, I think I’ll take the credit for the Steve-Jobs-like design.

  • http://philippians314.squarespace.com Kim Shay

    This is great! I often have trouble with sciatica, and sitting can really exacerbate this. What an excellent idea.

    • http://headhearthand.org/blog/ David Murray

      It’s great for your back – and your neck. It takes your legs a bit of getting used to. You have to persevere for a week or so before it feels quite natural. Some people recommend a mat to stand on.

  • http://www.magherafelt-rbc.co.uk Paul Wallace

    It’ll cost me more than $50 because I’ll have to buy a second VDU :-(

    Here’s an article on the same subject, some of the solutions are not to elegant as yours David.

    http://artofmanliness.com/2011/07/05/become-a-stand-up-guy-the-history-benefits-and-use-of-standing-desks/

    Now there’s something in my mind that John Murray studied at a standing desk, or maybe it was Machen or someone? Can anyone refresh my memory?

  • http://nathan.eshelman.blogspot.com Nathan

    My doctor just wrote me a script for a “stand up desk.” He said that this was very important since humans are not designed to sit for extended periods of time. New studies are showing that this is closely connected to much of our culture’s problems (besides bacon cheeseburgers). Standing to work instead of sitting is much more natural.

    Thanks, Dr. Murray.

    • http://headhearthand.org/blog/ David Murray

      Are you serious, Nathan? A script for a standing desk! Do you get that on your health insurance in CA?

  • Mary VanDoodewaard

    I was wondering if it would be better to have brackets for the bottom shelf that you can screw the shelf to so it will not tip if you lean on it a bit.

    • http://headhearthand.org/blog/ David Murray

      Mary: You can actually screw the shelves on to the brackets I use in the film. Eh, it’s just one of those things that I keep promising myself to get round to. I know it’s a it risky, but the supports are so long that the leverage is minimal. Also, the holes at the back of each shelf fit into the brackets, preventing sideways movement.

  • Ruth

    Alternatively, set up your laptop on your kitchen worktop. It’s a great height for standing!

    • http://headhearthand.org/blog/ David Murray

      Yes, that’s a great temporary solution, Ruth. However, it doesn’t do wonders for your neck when you are 6’3″!

  • Ruth

    That’s a good point – I should have thought of that! I’m only 5’3″ so it’s perfect for me!

  • Les

    I need to do this. So far I’ve been using an appropriately sized exercise ball for a seat. It’s amazing how that will work out the inner thighs, lower back and abdomen. It does not feel like I’m working to maintain balance yet I feel the difference when I stand up. Has anyone else ever tried this?

  • http://www.counselingoneanother.com Paul Tautges

    This is great, David. The cheapest one I could find is at IKEA for about $200, but the beauty of this one is you can make it as wide as you like. Hats off to your son for making the video too.

  • Johanna

    Do you ‘jog’ while you’re working at your new desk??!! ;o) lol

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