DIY 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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When shopping for standing desks online you’ll discover that each seller has their own curated selection of desk tops that they offer to go along with their standing desk bases. But unless you were an office furniture salesperson in a previous life, many of these terms may be alien to you.
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.
Full disclosure: iMovR and WorkWhileWalking have mutual ownership interest. Learn MoreThe Ultimate Frame for Your DIY Standing Desk: iMovR’s Lander Base
Over the years we’ve reviewed practically every standalone frame kit for DIY standing desks that exists in the marketplace, and of all the manufacturers, none has offered more options than iMovR. Always on the cutting edge, the new Lander desk frame has stolen the crown of “best standing desk frame” from iMovR’s own Reliant frame (recently discontinued), which had stood at the top of the pyramid for more than four years prior to the Lander… errrr… landing on the scene.
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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.
Keeping your spaghetti straight is important no matter how you’re working. Carefully organizing cables helps keep track of what powers what, makes the office a safer place, and keeps your workstation neat and efficiently arranged. Besides, it just looks nice – well kept cables are pretty enough to have inspired a borderline-fetishist group of cable control enthusiasts (welcome to the internet).
And that’s only for a [...]