StandUpDeskStore Sliding Under-Desk Drawer Review
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The StandUpDeskStore Sliding Under-Desk Drawer has the same downsides of most add-on drawers of this type, but it is cheap, offers two colors and a locking option to help set it apart.
|MSRP / List Price||$64|
Non-locking version: $64
Non-locking version: Black and white
Non-locking version interior dimensions: 19.625″x12.75″x2.4″
|Where to buy||
Buy on Amazon
|Ease of Assembly|
|Quality and Aesthetics|
|Positives||It’s one of the cheapest add-on drawers we’ve reviewed. There's a locking option available. The non-locking version comes in multiple colors.|
|Negatives||It doesn’t pull out all the way, meaning you lose about half the space of the main compartment. The metal construction isn’t appealing. There's no template for installation.|
For all the great things about switching to a standing desk, losing your drawer space is just a bummer. But there are options. Be sure to check out our full roundup of standing desk storage options (including add-on drawers, standing desks that have built-in drawers, and mobile file cabinets) to see why standing desks don’t usually come with drawers and to learn about some of the better options out there.
The interior of the StandUpDeskStore Sliding Under-Desk Drawer is 19.625″ x 12.75″ x 2.4″ and provides a little more height over the Fully Desk Drawer, which is its closest competitor by price. StandUpDeskStore offers this basic drawer for $64 in either black or white. There is also a locking option that is $79 and only comes in black.
The locking version is nearly 3 inches narrower than the non-locking version. It also comes with shelf extender brackets that push the drawer down an additional 4” and effectively add a small shelf on the top of the drawer, similar to the UpLift locking under desk drawer. We’re not big fans of this setup because it pushes the drawer so far down, nearly 7” from the desktop in the case of the StandUpDeskStore drawer, without offering much usefulness. It’s just an open shelf with no edges other than the brackets themselves.
At 15 lbs, this drawer has the lowest weight rating of any we’ve reviewed, further devaluing the extra shelf gained by using the shelf extender brackets on the locking version.
A common complaint you’ll see with drawers of this design is that they don’t pull out all the way, and StandUpDeskStore’s Sliding Under-Desk Drawer is no exception. Because of the slim profile of the drawer and this limitation in pulling out, the back half of the drawer will be tough to access and it could also be hard to get a tablet in or out of the drawer.
There’s no template for where to drill holes, so you have to hold the drawer up on the bottom of your desktop, position it exactly where you want it, mark the holes, then pre-drill them. Check out the full assembly instructions from StandUpDeskStore to see all of the steps or watch the assembly video below.
If the drawer is going on a new desk, or you don’t mind taking everything off your desk, the process would be easier with the desk flipped over. Whether you flip the desk over or not, we always recommend using a drill bit with a depth-setting collar to make sure you don’t drill through your desktop and destroy it.
Measure, Measure, Measure
We always recommend getting a tape measure out and actually seeing how the drawer will work on your specific desk before purchasing. There are too many desk models with too many different configurations of crossbars, top support arms, hand controllers, power supplies, cable management trays, etc., underneath the desktop.
Even if the drawer fits, it’s helpful to see how it will change your desk space. Will it hang down too low and bump your knees? Will it affect your ability to rotate your keyboard tray out of the way or retract it?
The StandUpDeskStore Sliding Under-Desk Drawer falls in line with most add-on drawers of this type in that it can be tricky to determine if it will fit and doesn’t quite open all the way, rendering the back few inches of the drawer difficult to access. Made in China, it is cheap, but it separates itself slightly from the competition by offering two colors and a locking option.
Don’t Stop Here
Standing desk storage is an excellent place to start but it’s best to think of your ergonomic setup as a work in progress. There are always ways to improve. Check our in-depth reviews on standing desks, keyboard trays, monitor arms, ergonomic seating, cable management and standing mats.