Ergonomic computer desk for a short person?
April 17, 2005 12:05 PM   Subscribe

A friend of mine needs a new computer desk to make her home office more ergonomic. She's shorter than most people, though--about 5'0"--and most computer desks aren't built with people of her stature in mind.

Most ergonomics guides recommend that the top of your monitor be a little below where your eyes would look if you stared straight ahead when sitting upright. This is what she'd like, but, as I said she's short. She also has long legs relative to her height, so when she's sitting down her head is lower than it might be for others the same height.

She needs a desk that can accommodate a pretty large monitor--between 19" and 22" (she's a professional photographer, so she can't go smaller than that).

Does anyone know where desks that might work for her can be found, preferably not too expensively?
posted by cerebus19 to Computers & Internet (6 answers total)
I've used a desk from Anthro Furniture (800-325-3841 Tulatin OR 97062) happily - you can put the surface at whatever height suits.
posted by anadem at 1:11 PM on April 17, 2005

I'm pretty tall - the IKEA Jerker desk lets you assemble the main working surface at whatever height you want. On my model (now changed) there's a 2nd shelf plus an optional upper section.
posted by omnidrew at 4:30 PM on April 17, 2005

Just checked and I have the IKEA Jerker model as well. It's still listed in the Canadian catalogue here.
posted by Cuke at 8:37 PM on April 17, 2005

I recommend the Ikea Jerker as well.
posted by mhaw at 8:40 AM on April 18, 2005

I got an adjustable table from Office Depot for about 100 bucks. It's just a table, but it should be low enough.
posted by callmejay at 10:44 AM on April 18, 2005

Thanks! I'll give her the suggestions.
posted by cerebus19 at 5:18 PM on April 18, 2005

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