Buyer’s Guide: What to Consider When Buying Your First Standing Desk?
Standing desks are the hottest thing in the workplace and home office right now. There are now lots of choices on the market, from compact options for at-desk work, to larger options that provide a more complete workstation. Making the right decision can be overwhelming, so we created a first-time buyer's guide for you.
So, what should you consider when buying your first standing desk? Here are a few things to keep in mind.
What is the height range of the standing desk?
The desk height is one of the most important considerations you must make. Best practice guideline is to let your elbows form a right angle while you’re working. It is important to consider a standing desk that will allow your forearms to be flat on the table while you are both standing or sitting. Practicing this will avoid the accumulation of tension in the upper area of the back (and will save you a lot of neck/shoulder/back pain in the future).
The desk height depends on the frame, and it is the most expensive part of your standing desk. This is what sets the expensive and cheap desks apart; to keep costs low our competitors will use low quality frames that may not extend to your needs. When you buy desks from Costco, Ikea and Amazon, the height ranges are insufficient. Our Office Pro Desk will offer a whopping range from 23.6” to 49.2”!
What is the weight capacity? (Or can it hold my dual monitors?)
This is perhaps the second most important consideration for your standing desk. Standing desks are an investment, and you want it to grow with your lifestyle. The average computer user upgrades to extra (and often bigger) monitors every couple of years. It is important to select a desk that has the capacity to hold more than the weight of your current set-up so it can grow with you. Our Office Lite Desk can support up to 220lbs and the Office Pro Desk will support up to 300lbs! (We have seen competitor offerings that support 200lbs or less, so beware.)
Does it fit the space that I have?
As you want the desk to fit into your workspace comfortably, you should select the right size desk top. As the desk will be moving up and down, it should be positioned somewhere spacious so it can make these movements frictionlessly. To select the right size top, first you have to measure out your available space and decide what size desk top will be most comfortable for you and your office. Then, select from the available desk top options. Full Stack Desks come in two convenient sizes: a standard 27.5” x 47.2” top as well as a bigger 27.5” x 59” top.
How fast does your standing desk rise?
This is another consideration that sets apart the quality desks from the cheapies. Our competitors will sell you a single motor desk (with speeds of 24mm per second or lower). Full Stack Desks are high quality, and all our desks come with strong dual motors that have a lift speed of 35 mm per second.
Is it easy to assemble?
Our desks are very easy to assemble and takes less than 30 minutes of your time. All you will need is an Allen Wrench (also known as Allen Key or a Hex Key). We also recommend a Power Drill, but this is not necessary. Here’s the instructions on how to put together your Full Stack Desk.
Anything else I should consider?
You can add accessories to create a better environment for your standing desk. Adding accessories to a desk may sound like something irrelevant, but everything that makes your workday more pleasant and practical will make you more productive, after all your desk is the place where you spend much of your time and investing some money in functionality and ergonomics never hurts. Here you can find a wide variety of accessories to make your standing desk even more practical.
If you need advice to pick the right furniture for your new home office or to change the furniture of your company to offer greater comfort to your employees, do not hesitate to contact the team of experts at Full Stack Desk. We will gladly answer any and all questions to make buying your standing desk as easy as possible.