Whether you prefer to stand or sit while working, this unique desk can adjust to suit your needs.
Standing desks are increasingly popular these days, mainly due to concerns about fitness, as well as the back problems related to sitting all day. But there’s something nice and familiar about a desk you can sit at from time to time, as well. This innovative, adjustable desk offers the best of both worlds. The top is formed from two glued-up, solid-wood panels that are connected to one another with aluminum arms mounted to a center pivot point. The panels can be adjusted in relation to one another much like a seesaw: When one goes up, the other goes down. This unique design allows you to raise the front panel to create a standing desk, or lower it to a standard desk height for sitting. And since people are all different heights, the desk position is infinitely adjustable between the high and low settings. Gas springs beneath the desk control the pivoting action for smooth operation.
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What You Get:
- 10 pages of step-by-step instructions
- More than 50 full-color photos and illustrations and exploded views
- Cutting diagram and materials list
- Retail sources for project supplies
Note: After your purchase, you will receive an email with the pdf, as well as instructions for logging in to download the plan and access any other associated files and videos, which will all be located on this page.
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This desk has it all — a clean, elegant look and some great woodworking all wrapped into a compact and practical package.
This desk features a huge worksurface and lots of storage. One of the handiest features is a removable panel for computer ventilation and wire access.
The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.