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Home Office Tips, Tricks, and examples.

Standing Desk

Standing desks.  They are all the rage these days, and for quite a few good reasons.  If you aren’t privy to the “Standing Desk Revolution” the tl;dr is sitting for 8-10 hours is really bad for you- standing is quite a bit better for your health.

Since I work from home the majority of the time, I felt it was worth the investment to buy a sit/stand desk.  After doing the obligatory internet research, I decided on the Fundamentals EX Electric Desk.

After assembling, attaching the desktop computer holder, adding a new monitor mount to the rear of the desk, and some cabling work, here is what the finished product looks like:

Here are some additional assembly photos if you are interested:

The legs are surprisingly heavy and all parts are made of powdercoated steel.  The entire desk is quite heavy but has an extremely durable feel.

Standing Desk Parts
Standing Desk Parts

The work surface is predrilled- flanges bolt on to the sides of the legs which are then screwed into the underside of the desk.  The legs could be pretty much used which any surface, but the kit I ordered came with a nice work surface in a slightly off white color which is great for contrast with small parts that may end up on the desktop.

Mounting a desk leg
Mounting a desk leg

Hooking up the electronics- One of the two legs is the ‘control leg’ and links to both the controller and the other leg, as well as the power supply.  The first time the desk is plugged in, it must be ‘calibrated’ so the legs can determine their relative position and synchronize their height.

Desk with legs and electronics mounted
Desk with legs and electronics mounted

Overall, I’m quite happy with the result.  Currently, I’m standing about 20% of my workday, but I hope to increase that number continually until I’m up around 100% standing while working.