|Project by Scott||posted 04-30-2014 05:17 PM||1849 views||8 times favorited||7 comments|
I sit at a computer all day long, every day. While I can always get up and walk around, there’s times when I’m just too busy to do that.
Inspiration came from a coworker who had purchased a commercial model of a sit/stand setup that works great. It’s all extruded aluminum and can be raised/lowed easily. The only problem I had was the $500 price for the base model. So I’ve been thinking about this for a while and finally came up with a design that works for me, and could made entirely (well mostly) out of wood.
I had hung a flat screen on my wall using a pair of cleats made from maple, and that worked well so I duplicated that here. There are two cleats on the stand, with bolts embedded in them that run through to a block on the back side, and secured with some jig knobs from Rockler. They’re vertically adjustable anywhere on the length of that groove.
To move the monitor from either position, it’s just a matter of lifting the monitor off and placing it on the appropriate cleat. I had wanted to do something with gas struts to accommodate the change in position, but this was much simpler to implement. And the monitors only weigh a few pounds.
The companion table for the keyboard/mouse can just be lifted up, and the legs pop out into position (they’re spring loaded). To collapse it back down you just need to hold the table, and put a little pressure on the legs to slide back underneath while lowering it.
Mostly made of cherry, with the exception of the cleats which are made from maple, with some walnut plugs covering the bolt head held within them. Finish is lacquer.
The only thing I’d like to do is come up with a way to make the table legs adjustable height. Haven’t figured out a nice looking solution to that yet.