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).
UPLIFT Desk Review
The UpLift is very popular, if for no other reason than Human Solution's massive advertising campaigns. Sleekly marketed and with low entry-point pricing on all-Chinese componentry, they sell a lot of UpLift desks. But the componentry is unspectacular, marketing claims are overwrought, and the warranty doesn't include the desktops. Once components are upgraded to better than bottom-end options the pricing is not nearly as competitive as it first seems.
Jiecang Electric Standing Desk Base Review (UpLift Desk Version)
If you're thinking about putting your standing desk together DIY style, then you've got a lot of choices in standalone bases that you can buy to match up with a desktop. The Jiecang Linear Motion Technology Company of Zhiejang, China, is one of the long-time producers of electric standing desk bases, used more than any other base by popular online sellers of standing desks, including GeekDesk, S2S (sold by Ergoprise), Jarvis (sold by Fully) and UpLift (sold by TheHumanSolution) to name but a few.