This post aims to let you know the important of seating posture and dimensions to design the ergonomic chair and ergonomic desk at office or home office. ideas with the recommended dimensions for your computer cum study table. These designs will help you keep the best ergonomic seating positions while working with your computer.
Why seating ergonomics is very important?
What are the main components of the Ergonomic desk design Ideas listed?
- Table with keyboard tray.
- Movable 3 draws unit.
- White board.
Considerations in choosing the dimensions of table?
The table width is designed to allow you to have a desktop, monitor and printer on the table. This will also give enough room to write or study.
What are the recommended design options covered in this post?
Ergonomic Table Design Option – 1
—Short summary about ergonomic table design option – 1
In Ergonomic Table Design Option-1, there are two units included. That is the main table unit and a movable rack with 3 draws. If you do not need, you can avoid getting the movable unit. But it is recommended as you can keep it move to another location at a later date. Refer the above picture to know more about the dimensions from floor level. Similarly the white board also an optional item. But certainly it is going to help in a larger way.
—Short summary about ergonomic table design option – 2
Ergonomic Table Design Option – 2
In Ergonomic Table Design Option-2, there is no movable rack storage unit. Refer the above picture to know more about the dimensions from floor level.
While selecting the materials, you may consider the recommendations mentioned above.
Keyboard Tray may be optional but still recommended to go for it. This is because, you may have a computer later point in time. As it is an inexpensive item, better to get on day one. Refer the post how to maintain the best seating positions while working in computer to understand the importance of hand position and the importance of Keyboard tray. If keyboard tray is not fixed, you can leave the space empty for having the provision to fix it on a later date.
As mentioned above, the white board also an optional item. But certainly it is going to help in a larger way.
Common Ergonomic chair & desk design considerations and materials to choose?
Main materials for Ergonomic desk Design
While selecting the materials, try to use quality materials.
Plywood is an economic and reliable option to consider. If plywood is considered, please use the “BWR grade IS 303” plywood. If the drawer is going to be in moisture prone areas, better use “BWP grade IS 710” plywood. Recommended to use 18mm thick plywood sheets. Use a reasonable brand laminates when plywood is used. But if you are tight in budget and sure that the furniture will not be exposed to water, then you can use MR Plywood (known as commercial plywood). Ensure that you have the laminates applied on the plywood to get the good look as well as improved water resistance capability. Refer plywood selection guide in my Blog to know how you can source good quality plywood type at reasonable price.
Major Brands are Century Plywood (including Sharon Plywood ), GreenPly, KitPly etc. More than Brand, right type of plywood make the different. Example – Using BWP plywood should be used at Kitchen instead of BWR.
Select the laminate sheet of your choice with at least 1mm thickness. Have the laminates applied to the rear side of the table which gets in contact with the wall as moisture may create issues to plywood if left without the laminate. Low cost 1mm laminates can be applied to the hidden areas like inside the drawers etc.
When choosing laminates for white board, select the specific laminate of 1mm thickness for white board for better quality writing and wiping.
Have the cable manager hole on table top to route the cables from monitors and printers.
Fitting materials for Ergonomic chair and desk seating Design
Branded telescopic ball bearing type channel is the economical and reliable option for draw channels. Options such as the Hettich brand can be considered as reliability is important. In a shorter period of time, cheaper makes may tend to rust. However, any reasonable brand such as Ebco with telescopic channels of IS 304 grade Stainless Steel can provide a smooth draw operation. You can use the same brand to select the ready-made keyboard tray.
Keyboard Tray may be optional but still recommended to go for it as you may have a computer later point in time. As it is an inexpensive item, better to get on day one. Refer the post how to maintain the best seating positions while working in computer. It will help you to understand the importance of hand position and the importance of Keyboard tray. You may also refer the complete guide to office ergonomics at ViewSonic Office Ergonomics Complete Guide. If keyboard tray is not fixed, you can leave the space empty for having the provision to fix it on a later date.
Go for drawers as much as possible even if it is discouraged by your interior vendor or carpenter. Because draw involves more work for contractor while it is of great help for the user, particularly in scenarios such as accessing the content at lower levels inside the cup board.
Make or Buy the Ergonomic desk ?
The ideal option is to get the design assembled during the interior work of your new home with the necessary modification to meet your taste.
Alternatively, in a local furniture shop you can get this design assembled by a carpenter. You can use wood or plywood to do this. Plywood can be a cost-effective and reliable option. To select the right type of plywood, refer to the previous paragraph.
Ergonomic Table Design Options shared in this post will help you to get the comfort while using this table.
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