I don't know why I'm blogging this as it's not really a visible before-and-after. I guess maybe to introduce the idea.
Our computer desks are standard super cheap ones. Both Grant and I are pretty short at 5'6" and 5'4" respectively, and we found that the desks were a little too high for us. As Grant is demonstrating here, our elbows were lower than the desks when seated naturally, so when operating a mouse or typing on the keyboard we'd find ourselves hunching our shoulders up, causing neck, shoulder and back strain.
Using a couple of chairs, piles of books and a spare shelf we decided on the correct and most comfortable height for our desks to be.
Then Grant marked the bottom of the desks and cut off the excess, making them shorter.
We did raise our desk shelves so that the monitors could remain in the right position.
It was a bit of a hassle to upend the desks and make the cuts, but so worth it. Our computer time is much more comfortable now.