[thelist] Crazy desk/work setup

Erika Meyer meyer at up.edu
Wed Jan 3 19:02:08 CST 2001

I just set up a home office in my new apartment.  I love it.
I have:

- two computers and two desks, set up at right angles (with attention to 
the fung shui, of course).  Both desks are cheap desks I've had forever 
(one is painted bright red, I've had it since grade school), both have be 
hacked apart bit by bit and rebuilt to be decently ergonomic.

- a series of wood slabs underneath both computer monitors to which aid in 
height adjustment.

- a home-made plywood 45% angle foot rest.

- a fantastic ($400) chair with adjustable everything.

- lamps everywhere so I can control the my light (also one window).

- candles, in case I need atmosphere.

- my CD/radio boom box.

- a screen available to hide any unsightly piles of stuff that might occur. 
(boxes of cables, etc)

- good quality file cabinets ($70 each) which do double duty holding my two 

- TV tray to hold my scanner

-  5 gallon fish tank (waiting for fish) and a decorative mirror

- portable phone nearby.

With a sleeping bag & pillow available for the quick nap, I hardly need to 

Of course, you don't get this setup pre-made overnight.  But it's much 
cheaper and probably just as functional as the more expensive solutions (if 
not more so).

Out of all the items, the chair is the one NOT to skimp on.  This is what 
my physical therapist told me, and I have discovered she was right.  Desks 
can be more easily creatively modified.


My setup kicks ass.  I can w

At 12:52 PM 1/3/01 -0500, you wrote:
>Sure...  www.poetictech.com
>I lust after one of these.
>Dan Bailey
>Content Engineer
>Digital Insurance
>dbailey at digitalinsurance.com
>When your only tool is a hammer, everything starts to look like a nail.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Michael Buffington [mailto:mike at price.com]
>Sent: Wednesday, January 03, 2001 12:13 PM
>To: 'thelist at lists.evolt.org'
>Subject: [thelist] Crazy desk/work setup
>Does anyone know the URL to the company that makes that crazy "workpod" with
>it's own lighting, air conditioning, and support for multiple monitors?
>I saw a lot about it about a year ago, and for the life of me can't find it.
>It costs in the neighborhood of $13K USD.
>Any else know of any insane working setups?
>Michael Buffington
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