Disabilities that we address on this site, including the inability to sit, the inability to bend, and the need to keyboard in bed
Automobile safety for the horizontal passenger
Computer setups for the horizontal:
Leg & Back Rests
Building Arm Slings
Tch Typist Armrest H&P Typist Armrest
Building Stilt Keybd
Building Kbd Holder
Build Laptop Holder
Build Laptop Cover
Build Paper Holder
Make Back Support
Computing on Back
Building Foam Desk
Build a Book Holder
Recliner with Desk
Computer setups for the back-lying
Computer setups for the reclining
Sleeping and reading
accessories for the
Reading and writing
stand for the standing
Music keyboard raiser
Tray holder and standing assistance acces- sory
Raised work trays for kitchen or workroom
Raised workbench for garage
Raised massage table
Raised sinks, faucets, and towel racks
Mattresses for TV watching and eating
Using a reacher device for dressing, picking things up, and grabbing things that are too high or low to reach without bending or straining
Toilet seat riser
Living Room Floor-Level Back-Lying Remote Holder
Living Room Back-Lying Remote Holder
Two High-Leverage Shower Knobs
Raised Shower Head
Remodeled Counter and Sink Faucet and Faucet Knobs in Bathroom and Kitchen
Left-Click Microswitch and Switch-Adapted Mouse
Xkeys for Easier Drag and Copy and Paste Functions
Bathtub Saddle Remodel for Safety
Do-It-Yourself Accessibility Wrench for Pool Filters and Valves
Accessibility Pool Steps with Reduced Riser Height
Hot Tub with Safety Rail and Safety Pole
Read through Raised Work Trays for Kitchen or Workroom.. Now do the same thing in your workroom you've just done in your kitchen. If you rarely go there it may not be worth the effort.
If you go there and do light work like building little models, the raised tray just discussed on th web page cited above is still a valid piece of furniture to create.
If you do heavier stuff, you need to start thinking about using either 2-by-4 or 4-by-4 legs, and one or more layers of 1-inch plywood or a 2- to 5-foot piece of 2-by-12 for the top.
I hesitate to advise raising a whole workbench, since certain operations will be made cumbersome on a raised bench (think of power saws, drilling downward, etc.). Additionally, many things one works on are a foot or two tall, so a low bench can be ideal.
I've made a garage work space with a bench 41.5 inches tall and another one about a foot less than that. My utility room has a low bench and one 4 feet high, and there's even a small raised tray that raises the 4-foot bench another 6 inches. The latter is for very close work, building models and such.
In addition to this dynamic bench situation, I also put small carpet pieces on the floor to ward off the foot pain that comes from standing even when a bad spinal disk says not to. These are tucked away underneath a counter in the kitchen, since a piece of carpet on a vinyl floor is a trip-or-slip hazard.
Raised Workbench for Garage