Hack A File Cabinet Into A Budget Friendly Standing Desk

If you tend to spend quite a bit of time at your desk in your home in front of a computer, you've probably tried a few different configurations to make things more comfortable. With laptops, it's easy to just pick up your computer and change locations. However, there are quite a few benefits from using a standing desk. Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld swears by them, the only problem is that getting a standing desk can be expensive. If you check out that wiki link to the standing desk entry on Wikipedia, you'll find an photo of Mr. Rumsfeld at his desk!

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There are some health benefits, and instead of spending your hard earned cash, you could do like Josh Nunn, who re- purposed some file cabinets to serve as his standing desk. He uses two filing cabinets standing edge-on. The one with two drawers is the perfect height for your keyboard, while the three-drawer unit can hold your monitors. This can be an extremely cheap way of trying out standing desks, or hacking your own.

We think that if sitting long hours in a chair gets uncomfortable for your back, trying out a standing desk like this, especially if it's a hacked one, is definitely a good idea. It's been shown that changing working position once every few hours is healthier than just sitting at the same one for the whole day.

[via Lifehacker, photos by Josh Nunn used via a CC license, Mr. Rumsfeld's Standing Desk via Wikipedia, Nick Sieger via CC license and via Coming Anarchy]

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