Most likely you’ve heard that sitting is the new smoking. Unfortunately as a developer we spend most of our days sitting down behind a computer screen typing away. A lot of co-workers, and friends have been telling me the benefits of getting a standing desk but instead of reliving my time standing for hours at Office Depot I really wanted something that I could either sit or stand at.
I went on a search: starting with the furniture stores trying out many desks that came up short. Being an engineer I really wanted something… over-engineered. My first desk I ended up wearing a hole in. That desk was from IKEA and ever since then I’ve bought quality.
I wanted something that would allow me to stand or sit, while taking a ton of abuse. If I wanted to solder on it then I should be able to solder!
This post will outline what I did to make my standing workbench. What I decided to build ended up being roughly 200 lbs so if you are not into olympic lifting then I recommend you get someone to help you put the thing together.