I need to make a Standing Desk to replace my current Desk. A "Standing Desk" is not a Magical Panacea, that solves our health issues. It's simply a tool to use on the journey. The goal is to be less sedentary, and more active during the day. To not sit, slouched in a chair, but shifting between sitting and standing on a regular basis. Basically, to MOVE MORE. That's what it comes down to. I need to be more mobile and less sedentary during the day. Slack muscles and blood vessels are not good for us. We were meant to MOVE during the day.
Motorized work surface
I found a motorized frame on Amazon for fairly cheap.
- TOPSKY Motorized Desk Frame - $249.99 - These legs have a listed lift limit of 225 lbs of weight (including the top).
- Workstream by Monoprice Triple-Motor Height-Adjustable Sit-Stand L-Shaped Corner Desk Frame, White - $499.99 - These legs have a listed lift limit of 265 lbs of weight.
Now I need to either make a top or buy a top. I'm fairly certain I won't be able to put all three computers and their 4 monitors on 1 desk, but it's worth a try. If I can't get them all on the surface, I can always make a case to put on the floor and put the Linux server and the UPS in it on the floor.
Material to make a Surface from
- Polycore - Used as the center of a Fiberglass sandwich to create a VERY light, VERY stiff surface. Embed blocks in the core before it is fiberglassed to make for connection points where screws can be used to attach other structures to the flat plate.
I need some place to sit that will not allow me to simply slouch down and prop my feet up. I'm thinking an adjustable stool with a low back rest in addition to my office chair. When using one, I can slide the other out of the way.
- KKTONER Round Rolling Stool Chair PU Leather Height Adjustable Swivel Drafting Work SPA Shop Salon Stools with Wheels Office Chair Small (Black) - $40.99
- Amazon Basics Multi-Purpose Adjustable Drafting Spa Bar Stool with Foot Rest and Wheels - Black - $88.75
- Drafting Chair Tall Office Chair, High Office Mesh Chair, Ergonomic Computer Rolling Chair, Standing Desk Stool with Adjustable Armrests and Foot-Ring - $119.99
- Mid-Back Mesh Drafting Chair - Tall Office Chair with Armrest Standing Desk Chair Counter Height with Adjustable Foot Ring (Black) - $99.59
- Under desk treadmill.
- HUANUO Dual Monitor Mount Stand, Long Double Arm Gas Spring Monitor Desk Mount for 2 Screens 13 to 35 Inch Height Adjustable VESA Bracket with Clamp/Grommet Base, Each Arm Hold up to 26.4lbs - $119.99
- WALI Dual LCD Monitor Fully Adjustable Desk Mount Stand Fits 2 Screens up to 27 inch, 22 lbs. Weight Capacity per Arm (M002), Black - $31.99
- EVEO Cable Management 96 J Channel-6 Pack Cord Cover- Cable Raceway - Cable Management Under Desk, Adhesive Stripe Built-in 6X16in- Easy to Install Desk Cord Organizer- Cable management tray, Black - $17.99
- Updated Cable Raceway Kit - 31 (2X15.4) Inch Open Slot Wire Covers for Cords, Under Desk Cable Management System to Hide Under Desk/Tv/Computer/Net/Power Cords, (Pack 2) - $17.59
- Tripp Lite SMART1500LCD 1500VA Smart UPS Battery Back Up, 900W Rack-Mount/Tower, LCD, AVR, USB, DB9, 3 Year Warranty & Dollar 250,000 Insurance Black - $269.96
- ootech [2 Pack Wireless Charger,Qi-Certified 10W Max Wireless Charging Stand,Compatible with iPhone 13/13 Pro/13 Mini/13 Pro Max/12/SE 2020/11 Pro Max,Galaxy S22/S22 Ultr/S21/S20/S10(No AC Adapter)]
- Under Desk Treadmill, Treadmill 300 lb Capacity, Walking Pad Treadmill, Portable Electric Treadmill, 6 Speed Modes Treadmills for Home Office, Running Machine, No Assembly Required - $319.99