MultiTable Tabletops For Standing Desks
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If you are on a low budget, MultiTable is one of the options you can turn to when you also don’t care about the hassle it might bring. These tabletops are of relatively low quality and shipped in minimal packaging that can easily get damaged in transit. Easily scratched.
|MSRP / List Price||$99|
Ranges from $99-$299
Freight and small package shipping options within the contiguous United States.
Small: 24″ x 40″
Wilsonart® Thermally Fused Laminate (TFL) with edge banding
|Competition||Compare to Other Desktop and Tabletop Surfaces|
|Where to buy||
Buy on MultiTable
Buy on Amazon
|Quality and Aesthetics|
|Positives||Low cost tabletops in multiple sizes for DIY projects or for replacing failed Multitable standing desk tops.|
|Negatives||Low quality materials. Easily damaged. Poor packaging.|
While most people buy their standing desk as a complete system, i.e. getting the lifting base and the desktop together from the same seller, you may find yourself needing to acquire a new desktop on its own. For example, you may already own a standing desk but the top has gotten damaged, or you may want to upgrade to a different size and/or color. Whatever the reason, there are a mountain of options to choose from. Read our Guide to Buying A Tabletop For Your Standing Desk to ensure you know what to watch for when purchasing a standalone top for your desk or table.
In this review we explore the desktops individually sold by MultiTable, and discuss where they may excel and where they might fall short of consumer expectations.
Like Other Cheap Tabletop Options Out of Asia
If there is nothing else we could say about MultiTable’s desk tops, we could at least say that they are relatively inexpensive. With the cheapest option under $100, they can fit almost any budget for someone replacing a damaged top or making their own DIY workstation, whether for a fixed height or standing desk. Though getting a tabletop for such a low price will come with some risks. Their website does claim that they are made in the USA (although for many years, to our knowledge, they were actually manufactured in Malaysia). Some manufacturers claim this because some last finishing touch or final packaging happens in the USA while the materials and actual construction happens elsewhere. Even if they are now truly made in the USA, the extremely low price indicates that the process of making them would be on par with the minimal quality assurance tops that come out of Asia.
Easily Damaged Desk Top
While the desktops are priced so low that almost anyone could afford them, they honestly are cheap, commodity-grade tops. They are able to keep those prices so low because they use the standard construction most desk manufacturers use in Asian countries. This is a pretty standard type of construction from China, making a desk that might look nice enough, which they can sell at the lowest price while staying under an acceptable number of complaints and returns. To understand the variety of desktop surfaces used in modern standing desks read our primer on popular tabletop technologies used for standing desks.
Because of this lower quality, MultiTable desks tops are easily damaged, especially during shipping. Like most desk manufacturers of similar quality, they don’t invest that much in keeping their product safe in transit with proper packaging. They accept that a certain number of desktops are gonna be ruined by the time they get to customers. Customers that pull the unlucky straw would then need to deal with the hassle of returns and replaced items, hoping the same thing doesn’t happen again.
We can’t even find any warranty information on their website about the tabletops, so that is one indicator of how much they trust in the quality of these desk surfaces. It is quite common for tops in this price bracket to come with absolutely no warranty.
MultiTable Desktop Might End in Zero Table
Choosing a MultiTable tabletop is a legitimate option for those on an extremely tight budget. If you are willing to risk an easily damaged desk or just deal with dented corners and scratches, this might work. Otherwise we can’t recommend these desk tops in good conscience. As with most companies selling low-quality standing desks that are actually made in China, the main reason to list these tops for sale individually is to have a place to send customers to when their desktops fail and any warranty claim is bounced. For that reason alone we strongly recommend buying from Amazon for better consumer protection in the first 30 days.
Don’t forget to learn all you need to know about finding the perfect desktop for your standing desk workstation in our primer – DIY Standing Desk: Choosing the Right Desk Top.
If you don’t already have a base and frame, make sure you know how to choose one of those as well by reading our guide to buying standing desk bases. Or skip the DIY project altogether and go for one of the better complete standing desk systems available today.
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