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Forum topic by CharlesA posted 02-18-2014 04:33 PM 2692 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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CharlesA

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02-18-2014 04:33 PM

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I officially have a slipped vertebrae, and I’m trying to avoid the 70% chance of surgery. I’ve ordered the world’s greatest office chair, and now I am thinking about the desk I’ll work on. I’m thinking of one with the capabilities of a drafting desk: adjustable height and tilt. But I don’t want it to look like a drafting desk. So here is the design challenge: making an Arts and Crafts style desk (perhaps with traditional drawers, etc., perhaps not), but with adjustable height and tilt. Since I’ll use it for computer/writing, not drafting, the table shouldn’t be as big, I wouldn’t think.

Here is a pic of a wooden drafting desk to get you started:

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#1 posted 02-18-2014 05:29 PM

I wouldn’t use his methods with your back, but this might give you some good ideas… 13 parts:
http://www.theunpluggedwoodshop.com/the-architects-table-part-thirteen-final.html

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#2 posted 02-18-2014 05:46 PM

Thanks. I hadn’t seen that—I can men that for design and build ideas. I’m thinking a smaller table that adjusts for height and tilt with drawers on one side with a flat table on top of the drawers

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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