Birch Standing Desks

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With the popularity of natural hardwood standing desks on the rise—for those who can afford the very finest things in life—adjustable height workstations made with birch plywood have been rushing to market of late to create a more affordable alternative. So much so that we were compelled to create a separate reviews round-up category for them.

These birch sit-to-stand desks and converters have a distinct Scandinavian design look to them, particularly around the edges where the multi-ply construction is visible, but on the top surface, they look very similar to much pricier maple. Because of how the wood panels are constructed they’re also extremely strong and stable, meaning they won’t have as much natural movement with changes in temperature and humidity, and are generally less prone to warping or cracking compared to some of the lower-quality, albeit less expensive imported solid wood desktops out there. (See our primer on solid wood desktops to learn more.)

Read our full roundup of birch standing desk and converters to learn more about how this beautiful wood option can upgrade your workstation.

The Best Standing Desks of 2023

Our expert reviewers lab tested over 100 of the most popular standing desks and ranked them by performance, value, stability and other key buying criteria.

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iMovR Captain's Desk

iMovR Captain’s Standing Desk Review

If you’re tired of the typical “two legs and a slab of wood” standing desk design, the iMovR Captain’s Desk is a breath of fresh air.

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iMovR Ensign's Desk

iMovR Ensign’s Standing Desk Review

Perfected ergonomics and designer furniture panache combined? The iMovR Ensign's Standing Desk brings it all together like no other we’ve seen.

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StandUpDeskStore dual motor desk shown with walnut solid wood desktop

Stand Up Desk Store Dual Motor Standing Desk Review

The Stand Up Desk Store Dual Motor Standing Desk has a decent frame and offers solid wood at a price point you don't normally see. But there are drawbacks.

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Birch standing desk imovr captains desk

Best Birch Standing Desks and Converters

Everything you need to in order to pick the best birch standing desk, including quality grades and why Baltic birch is the superior option.

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IKEA Knotten standing desk

IKEA Knotten Standing Desk Review

The IKEA Knotten is great at what it is: A piece of furniture designed for storage in a foyer. The issue is when IKEA calls it a standing desk.

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Floyd Birch Standing Desk Review

Floyd Standing Desk Review

Unspectacular in every way, this Floyd birch standing desk is just a "filler" product in their line of home furnishings.

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