Why did we create a Stand-Up Desk conversion kit? We are two developers who've spent a large part of the last decade sitting in our chairs, at our desks. We started seeing people around our office sit on bouncy balls, order funny or weird chairs, and build their own stand-up desks. At the same time, we started noticing increased back pain and increasing flab around our waists.
One day, we came across some articles about the health concerns with sitting for extended periods of time. It was then that we decided we should get stand-up desks. Together, we pitched to our facilities manager the idea of getting rid of our desks and getting cool electric power-drive stand-up desks that let you stand or sit for part of the day. After seeing the cost of those units and explaining that the company already had invested in our current desks, our facilities manager told us there was pretty much no way we were going to get some nice stand-up desks. We were bummed. AND we kept seeing info graphics like this one telling us that we were slowly killing ourselves by sitting all day.
We set up our own stand-up desks using plywood and trash cans. They looked a lot like the Do-it-yourself-style stand-up desks like the ones you see online. Not surprisingly, the desks looked like a pile of junk. Besides giving us splinters, they worked fine. One thing we really didn't like was the fixed size of the trash cans. They were just an inch too tall. We set out to create an entry-level stand-up desk that no facilities manager could refuse.
After a couple of failed kickstater campaigns, news appearances, many prototypes, and lots of hard work, the Stand-Up Desk Kit is the most attractive and most affordable way to start standing while you work or to expand the number of standing work stations you offer.