Standing Desk for Mr. Paine: It wasn’t a standing desk but an Eero Saarinen designed dining side table called the Kingwood Server that inspired this desk ; Mr. Paine brought me a poscard picturing this item and asked to have a standing desk made in a similar style. The desk is cherry with a half-round piece of birdseye maple which keeps pencils from rolling off when the top is tilted. Inside is a good bit of storage and the tilting mechanism. The footrest has a brushed brass scuff plate. In my original drawing for Mr. Paine I included a drawer in the desk, but the budget didn’t allow for it in the final order. I would be happy to put a drawer in the standing desk for you.
As is always the overall dimensions are up to you but the desk pictured has the listed dimensions and is the right height for someone 5’11” to 6′ 3″ or so.
Standing desks have become much more popular in the last 15 years. The idea is not new however; Thomas Jefferson designed and used a tall desk for reading and drawing (see: http://www.monticello.org/site/research-and-collections/tall-desk). I use a standing desk and find it much easier on my back. I have designed several standing or standup desks over the years, most recently a desk based on my Don’s Desk; call or email to see the drawings.