Not too shabby. Less than $250 for the new desk (much better than the $600-1,100 I found searching for a made to order one.) Here's what I did to make the desk:
We took 5 Ikea Byske Legs ($30 x 5 , $150), 4 Capita Brackets (2 packs @ $20, $40), a reclaimed 80" x 32" x 1.75" slab door (Free), and a 75" x 11" x 1.5" pine board ($12.50), lots of elbow grease sanding, some wood putty, then the patience of a saint with a steady hand to add the opaque poly/stain in black (~$20 for sandpaper, gloves, dust mask, putty, and stain & brushes at Home Depot)
So for a grand total of ~$225 with tax (give or take a few bucks,) I've got an adjustable standing desk that's got room for all my machines, leaves room for my drawing tablet, accessories, room to write etc. I'm 5' 10" so I set it at 42" from table top to ground, the shelf is 50" from top of shelf to ground.
Now, I just have to get used to standing - and find a decent barstool for the times when I want to get off my feet.
Hopefully this will make me more productive, I know it will help not having to go out every 6-8 hours and steel wooling and adding a coat of poly to the thing.
What do you think?
Congressional Undermining New Technological Systems act sounds like a good name.
Orwell was a prophet.
Donate to the EFF people. Stop counting on luddites to protect your tubes.
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