Standing desk: Main Project Report, part 1

Hello Everyone! The purpose of this post is to explain everything about how I made this standing desk: this is my completed standing desk   full solidworks I am going to skip the part where I introduce my inspiration and initial design sketches, because those are already discussed in previous posts (see the prototype presentation). So let’s just get right into it. First, during the design phase, I really wanted my desk not to have any legs. But I did some engineering with Alex Thompson’s…

Final Stretch: standing desk

Hi everyone, This is a quick update on how my standing desk building is going. this is what I’ve done so far: I’ve bought most of my materials: cement, cement support, wood, stain, mechanical parts, desk top I’ve put the wood base of the table together (a new development, I’ve decided that it might fall over otherwise) Wooden base for the legs of the table the top of the table has been built Using a nail gun to put the desk top together both sets…

Construction Timeline: Standing desk

Hello Everyone, The following is a Gantt chart that I made in excel, using instructions from here:¬†https://www.ablebits.com/office-addins-blog/2014/05/23/make-gantt-chart-excel/ Gantt chart of timeline for final project   I can’t figure out why these photos cannot be enlarged without looking terrible… so I will also explain this in words: From top to bottom the categories of tasks are: Source major materials- 4 days (because I know that I won’t be able to get them all and will spend so long at home depot) First attempt at cement base…

Project Aesthetics Compared to 20th Century Designs: Standing Desk

Hello! The purpose of this post is to explore what my standing desk would look like with the current aesthetic, and then to apply three very different ones. Here is the design as it is now: Standing desk, Industrial Chic The writing is a little hard to see. The base says “cement bottom”, the stem says “black iron tube”, and the top says “reclaimed wood w/glass or lacquer. The elements that make this Industrial Chic are the roughness and material for the base. Cement is…

Design Review/Prototype: Standing desk

Hello, This is the description and follow-up for how I made my standing desk prototype, and some discussion of the what the actual project will be like. Original Inspirations: The Veridesk model [1]This is one of the most popular standing desks, judging my the commercials for it on TV. But it can be very expensive: two hundred dollars or more. Plumbing pipe desk. Industrial chic, simple [2]This desk is nice because of the clean, industrial chic style. However, it is only adjustable with a lot…

Main Project Inspirations: Standing Desk

Hello all, For my final project I have chosen to make a standing desk. I work in Mike Hannigan’s air quality lab (Let me know if you want to chat about that, it’s great!) and my coworkers are really into standing/ health at work. One of them recently bought a ball chair. It’s like a yoga ball on a stand that is supposed to help your posture and strengthen your back muscles. Before that, he had a makeshift standing desk built from cardboard boxes, tape,…