What a great idea, Amy.  In the past, I used the same approach to change
the height of a desk, depending on what I was working on.  It wasn't to
allow standing, just to allow the work to get closer to my eyes, so I could
remove my glasses and not have to bend over to get close to the work.  I'm
more than a little near-sighted, as you may have guessed :).  That was
before I gained a few decades and needed lenses to help with close vision.
The more I think about it, however, I may revive the arrangement.  I
wouldn't need a coffee table either, just a wooden box of appropriate


On Wed, Jun 11, 2014 at 10:24 AM, Jennifer Gibas <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hi Amy, I have a lightweight $30 IKEA Lack coffee table set on top of my
> desk, legs cut to fit my height.  There's enough room for my mouse,
> keyboard, Wacom drawing tablet and a cup of coffee. It's been totally
> great. I put it up and down to alternate between sitting and standing a
> couple of times a day. Because it's so light, no problem. I looked around
> for "real" standing desks before doing this, and didn't find anything that
> would work as well for what I do.
> The listserv won't let photo attachments go through, so email me privately
> if you want to see it.
> Jen Gibas

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