Sitting for long periods of time is looking pretty harmful. I’ve read other reports that suggests the 8 hours in the chair pretty much negates the hour in the gym, perhaps not for sports, but for long-term health (and for sports I’m sure the glute deactivation, hip flexor tightening, and back rounding don’t help). I have toyed off and on with the idea of a treadmill desk, but in the end I just don’t want to sink the money or space into a treadmill.
So a standing workstation has looked like a nice compromise, and today I put one together. I wanted cheap and easy, so I built something to sit on top of my workbench rather than my office desk, because the workbench is already higher, and I know I can build something that looks nice enough for the workshop, but not really nice enough for the office. Here it is:
Cost about \$90, almost all of that in 3/4" pipe nipples (8) and floor flanges (12). The MDF shelves are 16" x 36" by 3/4“. The legs have a flange on one end and rubber feet on the other end, and the flanges screw into the bottom of the unit. The uprights between the first shelf and the second shelf have flanges on both ends. In all cases, you thread the flanges onto the pipes really tight and then you screw all the flanges to the shelves. The top shelf is set slightly to the back relative to the bottom shelf. \ I don’t think I’ll want to stand all day, so I’ll probably move from my office to the workshop periodically. \ Rock solid, very happy with it. Posting this from it right now. \ P.S. I also bought this”wireless keyboard/mouse combo“:http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003VANO7C/ (\$45) to keep in the workshop, and”this router":http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000LIFB7S/ (\$70) to get better wireless coverage in my house. Pleased with both so far.