We did this at work a couple weeks back, but I didn’t want to post since the target of the prank might be reading the blog.

So, the back story is that one of our team mates was off in India getting married so he was going to be gone for three weeks. Three weeks where we could have some fun.

One thing you have to know about Amazon is the culture of the “Door Desk.” It’s basically a door (well, actually I don’t think it is, but it started off like that at least) with some legs. It’s a way to show that we are a frugal company.

He started off with a standing desk. He also appropriated a regular desk. Maybe even two regular desks in addition to his standing desk that he inherited from someone else who left.

These desks are constructed from a “door” and four 4x4s. We decided to substitute some that were a bit shorter. Moving from a standing desk to this:

The desktop was arranged just as before…

Here’s another shot for some perspective:

“What the?!” as he walked in.

It was worth the $10 for wood and the 20 minutes over a lunch.

The joke might have been on us though. He just moved one of his other desks and he now has a regular sitting desk and a coffee table…