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).
Jarvis Stand Up Desk Review
The Jarvis is popular, there is no doubt about it. Sleekly marketed and with low entry-point pricing on all-Chinese componentry, Fully generates a lot of sales. 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.
Humanscale Float Table Stand Up Desk Review
There's something almost seductive about a Float table. Innovative counterbalance technology makes these desks fast, easy adjusters. While Humanscale had some growing pains first bringing this desk to market, they appear to have thoroughly resolved their packaging and shipping issues; prompting us to re-instate the Float Table's four star ranking.
ModTable Crank-Type Stand Up Desk Review
Crank desks are a great option to consider if you want to save a few hundred dollars, and they take only a few seconds longer to raise and lower than their electrically-adjustable counterparts. The ModTable crank height-adjustable desk has been a crowd favorite since its introduction in 2011. So why do users absolutely rave about these desks?
Let's start with the base. The ModTable desks can adjust from 27.5” to 47.5” in height and. Their durable, powder coated, rolled stamped steel frames are available in black, white, or red finish. Taller users should note that the 6" extension rail offered by the company is available ONLY with the silver base. The hand cranks are [...]
GeekDesk Stand Up Desk Review
GeekDesk - despite the nerdy moniker - was a popular choice among do-it-yourself treadmill deskers for many years, with little competition from established furniture manufacturers. All that has changed now with the wave of new electric standing desks flooding the market and creating rough seas for this bijou company. As a lifestyle business for its founder, with no dealer distribution channel, no earth-shattering new product enhancements in years and persistent production delays, GeekDesk has ceded its throne to other desk makers we review on this site that have brought innovation, choice and strong financial backing to bear.
With the advent of products like iMovR's Elite and Electra [...]
iMovR Omega Everest Standing Desk Review
iMovR's innovation of the SteadyType keyboard tray finally sets the ideal ergonomics for all three modalities: sitting, standing and walking, in this rock solid, top-of-the-line electric desk. With the special angles and overall stability achieved by embedded the keyboard tray into the desktop user productivity soars. The bottom line is faster and more accurate typing, and greater comfort due to the improved ergonomics as compared to conventional desks and trays. For treadmill deskers the additional ergonomic benefit of eliminating "palm anchoring" stresses means faster typing at higher walking speeds and a healthier workstation setup overall. The Everest is the ultimate desk, a [...]