Here is the first "concrete" contribution of Google+ to my life. Last week I was reading a post sharing the infographic "sitting is killing you": https://plus.google.com/114618043230336563405/posts/X9BoVU1ouWA . Among the long thread of comments someone was bringing the idea of having a standing desk and was sharing this link to ikeahackers: http://www.ikeahackers.net/2011/01/wide-standing-desk.html

That was what I've always dreamed of, but I had never seen a real one to buy before. For me the concept comes from a book I read few years ago: In the Blink of an Eye by Walter Murch, the film editor of Apocalypse Now, where in some point he talks about his habit of working while standing, and that he had special tall desks made for this purpose and carried all his editing equipment onto that desks etc.

I know that I also hate sitting while working, and now I have one of those standing desks:)

If you are also interested in making yourself one, here are some useful links:
http://www.shelterness.com/diy-ikea-standing-desk/
http://lifehacker.com/5739296/build-a-diy-wide-adjustable-height-ikea-standing-desk-on-the-cheap

Basically all you need is few of these VIKA BYSKE legs. They can go more than 107 cm (42 inches), but they become a bit wobbly and you should somehow mount the desk to the wall as well. If you don't want holes on your wall, using some mounting tapes would suffice. If you don't have a tabletop, Ikea sales VIKA tabletops with the holes already drilled.

I know it's a long post.. but I just love typing on my standing desk:)
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