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).
iMovR ThermoDesk Electra Stand Up Desk Review
The first thing we noticed about the Electra was, strangely enough, how unnoticeable it was. Desk evaluation here at WorkWhileWalking isn’t normally a quiet process. An average test racks up decibels at every step, thanks to power tools and grunting employees during assembly, and less-than-subtle motors during adjustment checks. But the Electra managed to remain silent during assembly, and made scarcely a whisper during operation.
Assembly was quiet mostly because there wasn’t very much of it to do. Electra bases come largely pre-assembled. Instead of shipping with legs, feet, and crossbar all floating around a box, the Electra's beefy 93-lb. base shows up with its legs attached and [...]