Eliminate Body Pains With a Standing Desk
by Kenny Rhoads
From scrapbooking to sewing to quilting, individuals experience back pain if they have been relying on available surfaces in their home to do much of their work. The dining room table, the floor, the family card table, even ironing boards, have all been commonly used to perform cutting, gluing or other craft applications. Using these surfaces comes at price, however, since just as commonly people end up with back pain or injury due to a bent position that is unnatural and strains the spine and muscles. Instead of relying on tables designed for other purposes, using a standing desk makes far more sense. An adjustable height standing desk can be altered to the exact position you need to do your work. When used properly, the standing desk avoids strain and injury and is far more comfortable.
What is the proper level for a standing desk?
To eliminate or reduce unnecessary bending and/or torque, your craft table should be set at an optimal height that rests just beneath your elbows. For most people, that would be approximately waist high. At this height, it is much more user-friendly, allowing you to essentially stand at a vertical position to do your work with little or no back bending involved.
How portable is a standing desk?
Standing desks can be purchased with wheel kits or without. Some individuals have dedicated craft rooms and leave their adjustable standing desk set at one height. Other individuals want to either use their standing desk for multiple purposes or store it out of sight when not in use. Either way, standing desks are as versatile and portable as customers need them to be, keeping them in a fixed position or rolling them out of the way when required.
How sturdy is a standing desk?
Depending on what size surface you want, standing desks can hold a lot of weight. The base itself holds up to 130 lbs moving to 250 lbs when stationary. A medium standing desk surface supports 102 lbs moving, a large top 90 lbs moving and an extra large tabletop holds 77 lbs when moving. For most sewers, quilters and crafters, this is ample support for functions performed on the desk.