Jas Becker - Cabinet Maker

Standing Desk

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Standing Desk with tilt top, storage and footrest:  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 postcard picturing this item and asked to have a his desk made in a similar style.   The pictured 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 or two 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.  

More recently I did get to make a version of this standing desk with drawers.  You can see some of the amateur photos I took of it below.

Stand Up 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 tall 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. Here is an example of the most unusual: TLB Standing Desk