Planning to build a sit-to-stand desk or treadmill desk with your own desktop lumber? There are some great options available. We'll take you through the pluses and minuses of each model. Understandably, DIY'ers are always looking to find the lowest cost option for any components they need to buy versus make. In the case of electric height-adjustable bases spending a little more, as a rule of thumb, is going to buy you a quieter, faster, heavier-lifting, more reliable desk base, a longer warranty period, and a longer "stroke" (total distance between top end and bottom end).
iMovR Omega Everest Stand Up Desk Review
iMovR's innovation of the SteadyType keyboard tray finally sets the ideal ergonomics for all three modalities: sitting, standing and walking, in this rock solid, top-of-the-line electric desk. With the special angles and overall stability achieved by embedded the keyboard tray into the desktop user productivity soars. The bottom line is faster and more accurate typing, and greater comfort due to the improved ergonomics as compared to conventional desks and trays. For treadmill deskers the additional ergonomic benefit of eliminating "palm anchoring" stresses means faster typing at higher walking speeds and a healthier workstation setup overall. The Everest is the ultimate desk, a [...]
iMovR's newest adjustable height desk entry in the mid-tier range, the Uptown is an impeccable marriage between cost and quality. With a digital programmable controller and an unprecedented array of customization options – including two table top thicknesses, five tabletop sizes, 11 tabletop colors, two base colors, and optional grommet-mounted power+USB nodes and wireless cell phone chargers – the Uptown Adjustable-Height Desk offers the best value for any electric standing desk, and clearly is, as iMovR claims, "the most customizable adjustable-height desk in the world."
Uprise Adjustable Height Stand Up Desk Review
Ergoprise’s Uprise Standing Desk is a solid, mid-tier desk that stands at the crossroads of function and affordability. A quiet, sturdy base and a variety of table tops - including premium bamboo and hardwood - make this an attractive option for both standing-desk and treadmill-desk users.
Humanscale Float Table Stand Up Desk Review
There's something almost seductive about a Float table. Innovative counterbalance technology makes these desks fast, easy adjusters. While Humanscale had some growing pains first bringing this desk to market, they appear to have thoroughly resolved their packaging and shipping issues; prompting us to re-instate the Float Table's four star ranking.
ModTable Crank-Type Stand Up Desk Review
Crank desks are a great option to consider if you want to save a few hundred dollars, and they take only a few seconds longer to raise and lower than their electrically-adjustable counterparts. The ModTable crank height-adjustable desk has been a crowd favorite since its introduction in 2011. So why do users absolutely rave about these desks?
Let's start with the base. The ModTable desks can adjust from 27.5” to 47.5” in height and. Their durable, powder coated, rolled stamped steel frames are available in black, white, or red finish. Taller users should note that the 6" extension rail offered by the company is available ONLY with the silver base. The hand cranks are [...]