Standing Desks

The max height is probably only important if you intend to use a treadmill or bike under it (as those will likely need more room underneath). I’ve just put my bike under mine now and I’ve had to remove the bike controls as they hit the frame underneath (not bothered by not having them tbh).

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Nice; glad you love it!

Mine’s 122cm x 76cm x 2cm.

My max height is 127cm from floor to bottom of desk.

From floor to top-of-desk, I’m sitting at 65cm and standing at 115cm.

I use a Kinesis Advantage2 keyboard, which has a bit of height to it in order to accommodate the key bowls, so with a standard keyboard I imagine those measurements would get a +2cm or so.

But really, perhaps the biggest win for me with a standing desk is the ability to fine tune my sitting height. Standard desks tend to be too high for me, so I end up typing uphill and getting tense shoulders and traps for the effort. :weary:

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Thanks for the measurements Ted!

I am finding this too - it’s great having a desk where you can get the height just right! :smiley:

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Max hight from floor to bottom of desk is 119cm. This is the hight I put it when I’m standing.

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I suspect it’s going to be the same for me. I will absolutely love to work and even play standing upright part of the day but I am pretty sure that the ability to tune my desk just at the right height so my arms don’t get tired is going to be the real investment return here.

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Here’s an update on how I’m currently using my standing desk…

I’m finding that since you can adjust the height of the desk I have changed the seat height of my kneeling stool (made it higher) and more in line with the high setting as shown in the middle of this video:

I do that for about an hour or two, then I stand. When I get tired of standing I then roll the exercise bike under the desk use that (and alternative between sitting and standing/leaning on the bike seat). Then towards the end of the day I reverse, go to standing, then finally back to the kneeling stool.

I’m finding that I’m using the stool a lot longer than I was to begin with and I’m also standing longer. I’m not sure whether this is because sitting on a bike seat is not comfortable for long periods (they weren’t designed for people to sit on for a long time!) or whether it just isn’t as good for you and my body wants to switch to standing instead (perhaps because of effect on things like gut motility, pressure on back, etc).

Overall I am very happy that I bought this desk - I wish I had done it sooner! I would also recommend anyone thinking of getting one to get a motorised unit! It’s so much easier setting your preferred heights in the presets and then just pressing the button (I have 1 for sitting/kneeling, 2 for standing, 3 for the bike and 4 for max height - to allow me to put the bike under it).


How is everyone else alternating between sitting/standing etc?

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So your kneeling chair is the Dragonn model in the video?

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No I have this one:

I generally prefer wood furniture. It seems to be a similar design - though the Dragonn model does seem to have much better padding. I was going to look at getting the one @ohm ordered, but those don’t allow height adjustment…

If you are going to get a motorised desk, I’d start with the Dragonn or one like mine :+1:

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I don’t really feel like I need height adjustment in the chair, when I can just pull down my desk instead. :man_shrugging:

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You do not adjust the chair to be able to reach the table, but instead you should adjust the chair that you can sit with upper and lower legs having 90° and the feet rest on the ground. Then you adjust the table such that your upper and lower arms are about 90° when resting on the keyboard.

Details could have changed today, as that info is from ~2010 when I had my last medical advice how to properly set up computer work places in my time with the army (while neither chair nor table was adjustable at all without having to partially decomposing them).

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Oh, I meant when I sit on my kneeling chair. :sweat_smile:When I sit in my regular chair, I, too, do the 90° legs and arms thing.

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The medical advice I got around 2012 was “the best desk position is the next one” meaning that you should change often during a day how you sit/stand/kneel.

I tend to switch 2-3 times a day. Kneeling in the morning and using a regular chair after lunch. Standing sometimes as well, although I feel I don’t have the same level of concentration when standing as sitting.

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Oh I like that, lol

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It’s to do with the angle at the knees and hips:

If you have longer legs, or a longer upper body the ideal height for you may be different to someone with a different body type.

However, the great thing about your kneeling stool is that it encourages a rocking motion so I would say is definitely better for people who are only intending to sit on their kneeling stool (and not alternate between standing/cycling etc) :smiley:

Did your stool arrive then? What’s it like!?

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Ikea Bekant. Working great as always :smiley:

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@dimitarvp - maybe this might interest you. I think I saw this on LinkedIn. It’s expensive though.

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I think Dimi ended up buying the ones he posted here - he told me a little while ago he’ll post about them when he gets back :smiley: (he’s currently busy on some stuff).

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Another update on my standing desk…

Well, it’s stayed in seating position for quite some time now! :joy:

I think the reason for this is because of its adjustable height, it has allowed me to find the most suitable height to go with my kneeling stool - so it’s become very comfortable. Also what I’m finding now since my exercise bike is right next to my desk, is that when I feel like a break I simply go on that and then catch up with messages or work on a post or emails on my phone (I seem to spend a huge amount of time writing emails - think we need a thread about that!).

So, I’m still glad I bought it, and I’m still glad it’s an electric one (I’m lazy!) but for those who may end up using it like me (more of an adjustable height desk) then perhaps a manual one might be worth a look. I also think I may be more inclined to use it as a standing desk, or the bike under it in the summer… but we’ll see!

Also still waiting for your pics @dimitarvp :stuck_out_tongue:

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Well, I just decided I’ll get one mega-expensive monitor stand from Colebrook-something-something – here – so I can use my gaming display with my Mac without it taking like 30% of the desk space. When it’s hanging on an arm the desk is much cleaner and has much more space for various items.

I’ll also get another dual arm for a laptop and a small external display (USB-based one, 15.6"). I think the setup will become quite good.

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That’s a nice monitor arm Dimi! I almost bought one of those for the Mac to sit on as they have a very smooth action.

The one I have for my monitor is this one: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01N5FTCJE I ended up getting it as I thought I might get one of those huge ultra wide monitors or an Apple display at some point (probably not going to tho, thinking more about an OLED TV as a second display instead).

Someone with both those arms in the second vid here: What monitor(s) do you have for programming?

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