When working on a computer, do you sit or stand?

Peat Moss

Limp Gawd
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I'm looking for a desk / workbench I can use to work on my computer (build, repair, clean, and other non-computer related handyman stuff, etc). I am trying to decide between a workbench with a built in cabinet underneath (so no leg room for sitting) and one with 4 open legs and space for sitting.
 

kennyluu87

Weaksauce
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I like having the option for both. When I work on PC/server build and repair at the office we have an adjustable work bench. For my home use I have a jarvis electric stand with a custom top. It's nice to take a stretch and be able to change position when you're doing long project. If you need the extra storage you could also get an adjustable height workbench and get some cabinets on wheels to slide under the workbench. But really it'll be up to your preference.

Office
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-62-in-Adjustable-Height-Work-Bench-Table-HOLT62XDB12/301810799

Home
https://www.fully.com/standing-desks/desk-frames/jarvis-frame-only.html
 

Kardonxt

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It's nice to be able to do both. For quick jobs I stand. For a large build or a series of builds I alternate between. Sometimes it's nice to get a different angle \ perspective or just give your back a break after standing \ hunching over for hours.

If space is a premium the cabinets will probably be fine. You can always pull up a chair or stool and just sit without your legs under the desk. Probably not as ergonomic but far from impossible.
 

Zepher

[H]ipster Replacement
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I do both but I am usually standing as my main work area is at standing height.

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