DIY Standing Desk Guide

standing desk guide

WorkWhileStanding and WorkWhileWalking has long been the premier site for those seeking to build their own standing desk. Definitely check out our DEFINITIVE comparison review of standalone base frames, with links to detailed reviews on all the popular models from iMovR (Lander, Vigor, Freedom), Fully (Jarvis), Human Solutions (UpLift), GeekDesk, MultiTable and Autonomous, among others.

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DIY Standing Desk: Choosing The Right Base

DIY Standing Desk: Choosing The Right Base Frame

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 rul…

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Choosing the Right Desk Top for Your Standing Desk

DIY Standing Desk: Choosing the Right Desk Top

We asked our staff experts who've been lab testing standing desks for many years to create this guide, to help you wade through all the terminology and explain how each desk top type is manufactured, its pros and cons, and the price range you should expect to see for it.

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Cable Tangle

Taming of the Snarl: A Primer on Cable Management for Standing Desks

Relax, a swarm of snakes has not spontaneously decided to attack your desk. Nor has a forest of exceptionally flexible bamboo sprung up around its legs – no, fellow deskers, what you’re seeing is a workstation in dire need of some cable management.

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How Difficult Is It to Assemble a Standing Desk

How Difficult Is It to Assemble a Standing Desk?

There are basically two ways to go about building a standing desk. One way is to go "DIY" style (Do It Yourself), buy your standing desk frame of choice, and then either make your own desktop or buy one you really like from a separate source. The other way to go is to buy a complete standing desk from one of the many makers who sell them online today. The latter is what 90% of buyers do,…

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iMovR Lander DIY Standing Desk Frame

iMovR Lander DIY Standing Desk Frame Review

The Lander’s lifters are the most advanced ones made today, based on Linak DL-6 linear actuators. Highly precise, brawny (365 lb lift capacity), fast (1.6 inches per second transit speed), and remarkably quiet, these come with a ten year factory warranty—they’re that good. T

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UpLift DIY Stand Up Desk Base

Jiecang Electric Standing Desk Base Review (UpLift Desk Version)

If you're thinking about putting your standing desk together DIY style, then you've got a lot of choices in standalone bases that you can buy to match up with a desktop. The Jiecang Linear Motion Technology Company of Zhiejang, China, is one of the long-time producers of electric standing desk bases, used more than any other base by popular online sellers of standing desks, including Gee…

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iMovR Vigor electric standing desk base

iMovR Vigor Heavy Duty Standing Desk Base Review

This is the go-to base for heavy lifting applications, and with its long 26" lifting stroke, 50" top-end height range, and an adjustable width up to 75", it also makes a superb choice for any treadmill desk application. Besides being the strongest base available to DIY desk builders it's also much easier to put together than any other kitted base we've ever tested.

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iMovR Freedom DIY Standing Desk Base

iMovR Freedom DIY Standing Desk Base Review

The Freedom standing desk base is iMovR's answer to low-cost Asian imports, leveraging design ingenuity and a great deal of investment in robotic manufacturing to combat the labor cost advantages China has. Now for only very slightly more than an Asian import you can get an American-made product with similar performance but built to last much longer, and backed by a 10-year warranty and …

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iMovR Studio 470 Base review

iMovR Studio 470 Electric Standing Desk Base Review

Bare bones simplified, the Studio 470 base is precision manufactured by robots but without complicating features and extra metal that are just not needed if all you're intending to build is a compact sit-stand desk for light-duty use.

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ikea idasen standing desk base

IKEA IDÅSEN Standing Desk Underframe Review

In yet another attempt at revamping its weak like of standing desks IKEA has introduced an bulkier, pricier version that is only slightly less underpowered than the notoriously unreliable Bekant, though its target market seems to be limited to those who already own other components of IKEA's "Idasen" line of furniture who want their desk to match its dull beige and gray color schemes.

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