My old desk was one of those Sauder build-it-yourself jobs that come in a million little pieces. You know the kind: make one mistake in assembly and you’ll be pulling your hair out along with the brackets. The drawer and bottom cupboard (where an upright PC would go) were wasted space, and the desk itself didn’t give me much room to spread out. Note: this photo does not accurately show the mess of papers and sticky-notes that the work area had become! I felt boxed in when I sat down to write in front of the hutch.
Now I have an adjustable standing desk.
My new set up feels fresh and open. I can stand, lean, or sit with the touch of a button.
The bamboo top stand up desk I have is 48″ long by 36″ wide, and it rises from 25″ to 50-1/2″, so I can go from sitting with the keyboard at a comfortable level to standing. Being able to make minute adjustments was important to me because I have mild carpal tunnel syndrome. Most desks were too high for me to work with my laptop without neck and wrist issues. This desk goes just low enough.
My standard desk chair has been replaced by a Motion Stool, which can also be raised up and down. It has a weighted bottom and allows motion in all directions. My monitor is on an adjustable arm, which frees up desk space.
Assembling the UPLIFT wasn’t difficult, according to my handy husband who put the whole thing together when I was out. The company has an online video for those who find themselves all thumbs. It wasn’t too heavy, either. The two of us easily carried the two boxes upstairs (one for the base, the other for the bamboo desk).
Linda K. Sienkiewicz is the author of the award-winning novel In the Context of Love, a story about one woman’s need to tell her truth without shame.
2017 New Apple Book Awards Official Selection
2016 Sarton Women’s Fiction Finalist
2016 Eric Hoffer Book Award Finalist
2016 Readers’ Favorite Finalist
2016 USA Book News Best Book Finalist
“…at once a love story, a cautionary tale, and an inspirational journey.” ~ Bonnie Jo Campbell, author of National Book Award Finalist, American Salvage, and critically acclaimed Once Upon a River,and Mothers, Tell Your Daughters