I love minimalism. Having bought and donated many desks in my life, I decided it was time to stop and find something that would last. Nothing exists that will work for:
- Easy to customize
- Is ergonomically correct
- Fit through a smaller than normal doorway
This solution I found checks all those boxes.
My most important rule for minimalism is “can you use an item for more than one purpose). As you will see, this is more like a large lego (a desk that is using unlikely parts).
To be $100 ergonomically correct, we need our arms to be at right angles. This requires some extra tools that you might not have, so I will break them down here:
- Piece of wood from Home Depot
- Keyboard ($60)
- Mouse ($25)
- Wrist pad ($8)
- USB splitter ($12) combines the mouse and keyboard into one cable. If you need to plug into a newer computer that has USB-C, you can use this adapter ($5) and this extender ($7).
- If you need to connect a monitor, USB accessories or ethernet to a USB-C computer, pick this adapter ($40)
- Clean up your those cables ($10)
Without including a computer, these electronic setup is $167.