Materials: LERBERG shelf unit, GORM clip on basket, KASSETT box with lid
Description: Having read the benefits of standing while you work, I went about looking for a standing desk. The standard options were either too big or too expensive (I live in an apartment so there’s not much space to spare).
I settled on the LERBERG shelf unit as I found the 2nd from top shelf was just the right height for typing on my laptop and the bottom shelf just right as a foot rest.
After setting up the unit, I folded down the third shelf at the back to provide space for leg room. Then, I swung the top shelf away at an angle to serve as a book or iPad display. I used shoe laces to secure the top “book display” at the desired angle.
Not satisfied with the space afforded on the top book display, I swapped it with the larger third shelf and was much happier. As the unit is made of steel, I used a few magnets to nicely hold down paper.
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