It doesn’t have to cost to have good posture
As a DSE Assessor I like to practice what I preach. After a recent investment in a desktop computer I realised that my old standing desk needed a make-over.
Before now I had been using a laptop on my old cabinet desk that had been converted to a somewhat usable standing desk. I had removed the doors and a section of the roof to allow me to stand closer to workstation, plus drilled in a piece of leftover wood from another upcycling project at elbow height.
After realising that my two 21 inch screens would be too big to fit into the cabinet area without compromising the viewing angle (and therefore neck posture) I knew what I had to do.
Removing the roof completely and drilling it onto the back for structural stability was the first point of call, as previously the only reinforcement from the back was a thin layer of MDF which was really to hide the wall behind it. Before drilling, however, I removed the side sectons above the top shelf where the screens would be and sanded the edges down.
Now the area is much better lit from the surrounding lighting and the screens fit on perfectly. The point of this post is that it doesn’t have to cost hundreds to afford a good standing desk, although you may have to sacrifice the aesthetics. If you’re a home worker, get in touch and we’d be happy to help give any advice on doing your own. Call us on 01183 380 0385 or contact us via our contact page.