Raising the desk

Today my husband gave me an early birthday present — a raised desk!

Since I have an elliptical machine at my desk, I constantly am moving my computer higher and lower to exercise and then sit down to rest. I put my computer on the shelf to the left when I exercise. (Notice the little elliptical machine on the bottom left.)

Well today my husband went out and got some wood.

He got to work cutting and sanding and assembling.

Then, voila! Finished frame. Sure is nice to be married to such a handy guy.

Then he and Daniel brought the frame in. Sure is nice to have a strong son.

They picked up the desk and put it on the frame.

Ta-da! My new elevated desk!

Albert even made the frame big enough so I could put my bucket of knitting underneath!

And I got a tall drafting chair to fit under the table. Now I can go back and forth between sitting and exercising without moving my computer at all!

My desk is way higher than everyone else’s. I was telling Albert it would be fun if we made different platforms for the other desks so they are all different heights.

I am so happy! I exercised enough to work up a sweat tonight, and then I just sat in my chair to rest. In fact, now I think I need a nap.

The only down side is I am so short I need to step on my exercise machine to sit in my chair.

But one of the plus sides is that buying a tall drafting table the size I wanted would have cost over $300. Albert’s frame only cost $50, and most of that was for the industrial-strength metal braces to create a sturdy support. This desk isn’t going anywhere!

A Yee

Angela Yee is a professional designer (graphic design, stage design, interior design — angelayeedesign.com) and teaches leadership skills at strategysketchnotes.com.

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