Build a Standing Desk
Shaker-inspired design is comfortable and practical.
Synopsis: Chris Becksvoort’s not a sit-down type of guy, so it was inevitable he’d design himself a standing desk. This one has a slanted surface for drawing, a flat surface for a laptop, books, coffee mug, and other materials, a foot rail for comfort, and storage inside for office materials. The base is simple mortise-and-tenon construction and the desk box is dovetailed, with an interior gallery and drawer.
The office corner of my shop wasn’t really an office. It had the file cabinet, the phone, a sound system, and a stool, but what it really needed was a desk. I’m not a sit-down kind of guy, and I’ve had my share of back issues. So I started exploring stand-up desks, since I’ve heard they can do wonders for your posture and productivity. Most of the ones made today have a flat surface of the appropriate height, but lacked…