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Monday, July 14, 2008

Do-It-Yourself Keyboard Table, with Height Customized for You

If your keyboard is on a standard 30"-tall desk and your arms or shoulders ache, your keyboard may be too high. There are various ways to position your keyboard lower, such as: installing a keyboard tray, raising the seat (and using a footrest), or buying a height-adjustable table.

But if these solutions are too costly or unworkable, you can always make your own keyboard table. It doesn't have to be a work of art - it just has to be the right height (26" in my case).

Head down to Home Depot and buy the following pieces of wood: big piece for the top, 4 pieces for the legs, 6 pieces for the cross bars:

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The diagonal pieces are important - without them the table will flex and fall down.

Screw all the pieces together, add keyboard, and enjoy comfortable height-optimized keyboarding.

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Note: This will actually take a few hours and will make you hungry. I recommend a bagel before or during.


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