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Continuing: one month walking at work

Assembled a nice VersaTables standing desk over the treadmill. Subsequently added the keyboard tray. This is really what it looks like in use. I average about 2 miles a day, and in a little over a month I've logged nearly 40 miles.

Subjectively, I feel much better. It's not subtle. Lots more energy to run around with my kids. It's truly a great feeling.

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Comment by Steve W. on May 16, 2013 at 7:14am

The keyboard tray is a nice idea.  Using a keyboard tray would especially be a good idea if you are using a traditional treadmill where the arms stick out (paralell to the path you walk).  With this idea you could have one surface higher than the arms and a keyboard tray lower (provided the width of the keyboard tray is smaller than the distance between the 2 arms).  

Comment by James Endres Howell on May 16, 2013 at 12:23pm

That parenthetical phrase at the end is where the trouble would be. The main reason I picked this particular treadmill was that I was able to find a PDF of the assembly instructions and I could see that it was feasible to just leave off the side rails and disassemble the console, and install a compact desk over the treadmill deck. Also, when these treadmills go on sale at Sears, they're really cheap: about $400.

Comment by Jon Drucker on July 1, 2013 at 6:33pm

Good job! Much better than any of the commercially available t-mill desks.

How high do the side poles go? That is: How high can the highest shelf be?

Congrats again.

Comment by James Endres Howell on July 2, 2013 at 1:48pm

The desk is the Versa Center. I've been very pleased with it. The claim on the website is that it goes up to 54 inches. That sounds about right, but I cannot verify it directly at the moment. It sounds high, but it's not when you're standing on a platform of nine inches or so. As you see I have the monitor shelf mounted at the very highest position.

Comment by Jon Drucker on July 2, 2013 at 7:48pm

Yeah, 54" isn't super high. That's about where I have my desktop when I'm walking at 7.5% incline (and I'm 5'11") How long does it take to reset the height of a shelf?

Comment by James Endres Howell on July 19, 2013 at 2:08pm

As for adjusting the shelf, I haven't tried it, and it looks like way too much trouble. "Adjustable" means "you can assemble it at different heights."

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