|Project by Dave Rutan||posted 04-11-2016 06:36 PM||1066 views||4 times favorited||13 comments|
[Legebla ankaŭ en Esperanto]
The new director of our church’s Early Learning Center asked if she could have a standing desk as she dislikes sitting down all the time. I immediately responded yes, and started thinking about if I could somehow make it adjustable. There isn’t a lot of room in the church office for a free standing piece of furniture, so determined it should mount to the wall.
At home I looked around on the internet and found one design that I really liked. I found not only many pictures of it from several angles, but also one showing the individual parts with measurements!
I bought one quarter sheet (24×36 inch) of 3/4 inch plywood, good stuff. Except for a few sticks of pine which I used to edge the tables, that’s all the wood I required for this. I even had a few small scraps left over!
It’s finished with several coats of spray lacquer. Originally I was going to stain it golden oak to more or less match the other desks in the office, but I chickened out when I saw how plywood edges look with stain.
This desk is adjustable, but not super easily. I was thinking that if the director were to be away for any great length of time I could adjust it for whoever fills in. The intended recipient loves it, so I’m pleased as punch for that.
This design would work for a keyboard and monitor as shown, or for a laptop with external keyboard and mouse.
FUN FACT: The term for ‘standing desk’ in Esperanto could be either: alta skribotablo for a normal desk, or komputila breto or komputila tableto for a computer desk of this type.
-- Ni faru ion el ligno!