Standing Desk

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Project by ScottT posted 03-04-2010 05:01 AM 9509 views 14 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I hurt my back over the summer and because of the issue i have troubling sitting for long periods of time. I decided to built a standing desk for my office. Built from Cherry all drawers are hand cut, which was fun. Finished with mix of 1/3 tung/mineral spirts/poly.


-- Scott, SE Wisconsin

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#1 posted 03-04-2010 05:08 AM

Great Lookin Desk

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#2 posted 03-04-2010 05:27 AM

In the shop, as I am designing and working on small items, and as I make rounds at the hospitals, working at charts and dictating I find ways to stand up. The highest smooth surface in the shop is the radial arm saw table. So it becomes my design table, kinda a drafting table, of sorts. But soon I will lower it. I plan to integrate stand up pull out surfaces to work on, in the shop, as I revamp it. I have a back problem also, but I do OK sitting. But standing is quick, gives you more range of motion, and seems more natural. I won’t do a formal desk, of course in the shop, but a few pull out surfaces will happen.

Unusual desk architecture. But I bet it works for you…..............

I wouldn’t have the front lip if I were doing it, but I have different needs. Pretty neat… the finish…......

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#3 posted 03-04-2010 06:10 AM

You built a desk WITH a bad back? For the bad back? With and for? That is so like a woodworker. Atta boy.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#4 posted 03-04-2010 09:44 AM

Nice build & finish.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 03-04-2010 03:55 PM

Very nice! You can’t beat a nice bills desk.

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#6 posted 03-05-2010 08:32 AM


-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 03-22-2010 12:37 PM

a very fine desk
thankĀ“s for sharing it


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#8 posted 02-25-2013 07:19 PM

Very nice! Exactly what I am looking for. Where can I get the plans for this?

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#9 posted 02-25-2013 07:30 PM

That’s a nice practical desk. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 02-27-2013 01:02 PM

I’ve been looking for plans for a stand up desk but haven’t had much luck. When I can across this one, I thought that is exactly what I am looking for. Does anybody know where I can get plans for this beauty? Thanks.

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#11 posted 07-27-2013 06:04 PM

Scott—I like your desk, and am looking to build one myself. Do you have plans or can you recommend places to look for plans?

Nice job!


-- Dan in Wayne, Pa

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