It's not in every budget to deck out an office with state-of-the-art ergonomic gear and matching accessories. Today's featured workspace is a standing desk built from, of all things, a bunch of year books.
Lifehacker reader Josh Smith wanted to try out a standing desk and see if that helped his back pain. Rather than spend a ton of money getting a fancy standing workstation he instead worked with what he had:
The key part of this setup was to place the monitors at the correct height as well as the mouse and keyboard. This meant that my elbows formed a 90 degree angle and my eyes were aligned with the top third of the screen.
The base is made out of a large collection of old yearbooks that were in a closet, an old organizer made of MDF and the workspace is composed of two leftover pieces of shelving from a closet. Those of you who spent any time in higher ed will likely recognise the dorm room white walls which may tip you off to the fact that the office for my dayjob is in fact an old dorm room.
Here's a closer look at the yearbooks. In the first version I relied on another old shelf to elevate the keyboard and mouse but it wasn't the right height. After finding a collection of old yearbooks I was able to get just the right height.
While not all of us have a handy box of uniformly-sized books to tinker with, we've all got stuff around the office we could use to improvise. One of our previously featured DIY standing desks, after all, was just some cleverly arranged file cabinets.
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