There are four adjustable legs, which allow for various heights. At its lowest, the Stand-Up Desk Kit work surface stands 12 inches above the surface it sits on. At its highest setting, the desk will be 17 inches above the original work surface. The adjustable legs, adjust in inch-high increments. We have three standard sized desk surfaces; Or we can customize the size to make sure you get just what you need.
Each Stand-Up Desk Kit is made of high quality MDF wood, then we seal it with a custom pattern of your choice. Our adjustable legs are made out of the same plastic as motorcycle helmets and are available in white or black.
Why did we create a Stand-Up Desk conversion kit? We are developers who’ve spent a large part of the last decade sitting in our chairs, at our desks. We started seeing people around our office sit on bouncy balls, order funny or weird chairs, and build their own stand-up desks. At the same time, we started noticing increased back pain and increasing flab around our waists. One day, we came across some articles about the health concerns with sitting for extended periods of time. It was then that we decided we should get stand-up desks.
Together, we pitched our facilities manager the idea of getting rid of our desks and getting cool electric power drive stand-up desks that let you stand or sit for part of the day. After seeing the cost of those units and explaining that the company already had invested in our current desks, our facilities manager told us there was pretty much no way we were going to get some nice stand-up desks. We were bummed. AND we kept seeing info graphics like this one telling us that we were slowly killing ourselves by sitting all day. We set up our own stand-up desks using plywood and trash cans. They looked a lot like the Do-it-yourself-style stand-up desks you see online. Not surprisingly, the desks looked like a pile of junk. Other than giving us splinters, they worked fine. One thing we really didn’t like was the fixed size of the trash cans. They were just an inch too tall.
We set out to create an entry level stand-up desk that no facilities manager could refuse. The stand up desk kit is the most attractive and most affordable way to start standing while you work or to expand the number of standing work stations you offer. Make sure you’re the first in your office to own a Stand-Up Desk Kit.
Frequently Asked Questions
When will my order get here?
We do not warehouse every combination of size, finish and leg color. In order to save you and us big money we make these to order and skip warehousing the desk. To help set your expectations of when you can get one of these awesome affordable standing desks here is the work flow of a Stand-Up Desk Kit.
- You place your order. Upon payment clearing, your order enters the production queue.
- When enough orders come in and at least once per week (whichever comes first) we convert our wood shop into the stand up desk shop. Your desk is created 10-15 business days after you order.
- Your desk is delivered to our warehouse where the legs are waiting.
- Your desk is shipped as soon as possible via FedEx ground.
- Your order arrives and you rejoice! Send us a picture after you set it up.
A big note if you order 10 or more, your order goes into production within 1 business day. So tell your friends and get them to order with you.
How much can a desk hold?
If you are referencing how much stuff can fit on it, that answer depends on what size you get. A 30×19, our smallest size, has plenty of room for a laptop and mouse. Our largest standard size, 47×23, can fit at least 2 monitors and a laptop. As far as weight is concerned, the Stand-Up Desk Kit holds up to 300 lbs. (Although I’ve seen a picture of it holding 700 lbs just fine. Please email me any pics you have of the Stand-Up Desk Kit in action.)
How easily do the legs adjust?
The legs are not made to adjust quickly, or to move from sitting to standing with the same work surface. They are created for safety. The legs interlock and put pressure on themselves. They can hold a large amount of weight. They have two screws that hold the two pieces together. To adjust the surface you have to turn the desk over and adjust the leg pieces. If you need to adjust your height more often we suggest setting your desk at the highest setting and attaching an adjustable keyboard tray. See our accessories video for an example of this method.
Why can’t I call you?
Money. At this time we only offer email support. We do this to reduce our costs and we pass those savings on to you. Feel free to email us or use the contact form on the homepage.
Do you offer discounts for bulk orders?
Yes. We love bulk orders! If you are ordering more than 5 stand-up desk kits, please contact me and I’ll give you a coupon code for a percentage off your cart.
My organization is tax exempt, will you sell me one tax exempt?
No problem! If you are outside of Utah, no worries, tax won’t be added to your order. If you are in Utah, checkout as usual and on the checkout page fill in the tax exempt box with your tax #.
Is the brushed metal finish really brushed metal? the oak really oak? etc.
No. All of our desks are made out of the same material and then sealed in a vinyl that LOOKS like the material it is named after. Someday we might offer a really cool actual carbon fiber desk though. 🙂
Does standing at work hurt?
Yes and no. As many studies have shown, doing anything for a long period of time causes problems. We advocate standing at work b/c it makes it easier to move around and the parts of your body that start hurting get better after a while; unlike sitting all day causing chronic back and neck pain.
When you start standing at work, feeling pain in your feet and calves is normal. You should pay attention to your posture even while standing. Back pain and shoulder pain should go away if you are standing correctly.
We highly recommend these accessories to help you be as comfortable as possible standing at work.