Table Lifts Design for your Office
I am usually a custom to standing at an architect table where my computer sits up high. So when moving into our new office I had some choices to make regarding our new work space. I am not big at sitting down. For one reason, you tire easier and second its terrible for your body and back especially. I recommend standing or using a stool highly when working. You definitely feel better, keep more fit and have more energy throughout the day. i have been doing this for years.
The table I wanted to use, a large pine veneer dining room table from Ikea, was set at regular table top height. In order to get this to the height I wanted, I had to design/build some steel lifts to jack the table up about 11 inches. Pretty easy really. Below are a couple pictures before and after the silver paint.
The Lifts are made of 2 pieces of angle iron welded at the corners with a 4 inch square plate on the bottom. They are 18 inches in length.
Simple sketch – The base is 4″ square
Table lifts before the silver paint. 18″ x 2 1/4
Another weekend project! 🙂
The parts List: 1 steel Lift, 3 pieces of 1×3 pine, 4 plastic trim pieces, 2 pieces of foam
Top View: showing all the parts added and into place.
Table lifts in action: The table is very stable. Its best to have another person help you stand the table up and move it in place.
If you are as interested in your health and fitness as much as I am, while you work, and want more details on this simple design just leave a comment, or send a tweet etc. and I will forward you the drawing.
This retrofit concept can be done on different types of tables as well, I am sure. I have a video on this as well but still have to take out a lot of the ummms and awwees. (coming soon) Cheers.