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 rule of thumb, is going to buy you a quieter, faster, heavier-lifting, more reliable desk base, a longer warranty period, and a longer "stroke" (total distance between top end and bottom end).
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.
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 domestic customer support.
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.