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Build Your Own Sit-Stand Standing Desk

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How to Choose The Best Desk Size for Your Workspace

How to Choose The Best Desk Size for Your Workspace

Whether you’re at your desk four hours a week or forty, your workspace is like a window into how you work, your personal style, your productivity level and your occupation. It can be a simple setup in a small office, confined to a cubicle, or the design centerpiece of a home office. While the specifications and functionality of your desk frame are important, we often overlook the most prominent and aesthetically important element of our workspaces - the desktop.

Options for top surfaces range from inexpensive particle board to custom refurbished wood designs and everything in between. Finding a desktop that suits your needs and style can be tricky, so here are some tips on choosing the right surface for your individual needs.


Your desktop’s size can really help or hinder your comfort and productivity. Take the daily tools and equipment you use while at your desk into consideration when choosing a desktop. A graphic designer working with dual monitors and a Wacom tablet is better suited for a larger surface space, so your work area doesn’t feel restricted. Alternatively, someone using a single thirteen inch laptop may feel that smaller is better, as having too much room can actually encourage clutter and distractions. It’s best to get a rough measurement of how much space your desk items will occupy and give yourself at least a few extra inches on each side.

Of course, even if you work with multiple monitors and other devices, that doesn’t necessarily mean you have the physical space for an expansive desktop. If you’re confined to a small space or cubicle, organizational tools like cable management, a filing cabinet, and monitor arms can help maximize your space.

StandDesk offers desktops in six different standard sizes:

  • 45 x 24: Perfect for small spaces, where your office doubles as your bedroom or in apartments.
  • 48 x 30: A standard commercial office size small. The 30" depth offers enough room for monitors to be used behind your laptop.
  • 50 x 26: Great size for when you need a little bit more width, without taking on more depth.
  • 60 x 26: Even more width, allowing space for multiple laptops, notebooks or other work mini-stations so you can multitask without rearranging. 
  • 60 x 30: Our other standard commercial office size in large. If you're looking for an office-like size or buying for your company's office, this is the standard.
  • 72 x 30: When you need all the space! Six full feet of width and the full 30" depth is perfect for those of us can't have enough desktop real estate to stay productive and organized.


It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the plethora of color options out there and it may seem like the material doesn’t really matter - after all, an inexpensive laminate desktop will technically work just as well as a beautiful, thick wood surface, right? Not necessarily.

For some, natural wood desktops may offer the calming, organic aesthetic that your office lacks. For those who don’t want to be limited to different shades of brown, laminate desktops (usually pressed board with a laminate covering) can be an inexpensive alternative.

StandDesk provides a variety of options in both laminate and solid wood. Black laminates and white laminates offer clean, sleek and inexpensive style. We're especially proud of our solid wood desktops, which are available in more sizes and materials than any of our competition, and at lower prices.

Our reclaimed wood standing desk is our most popular seller and taps into the industrial chic trend perfectly. Our white oak and South American walnut sit-stand desk provide exceptional quality in a timeless aesthetic. And our natural bamboo stand desk not only looks terrific, but also offers a dry erase whiteboard coating.


Desktops of old were simply flat surfaces that you worked on. While simple tops are still functionally sound, it’s 2021 - if your desktop doesn’t have a few extra flourishes, you’re missing out.

For us, cable management and connectivity are must haves for a desktop surface. Nobody wants cords hanging off of the edges for the top, and something as simple as grommet holes in the top corners of your desktop can easily solve this issue. You can feed cords from your devices through the holes and out of sight. Even better, StandDesk grommet plugs are available that offer AC and USB outlets, as well as cable management. No more bending down to find space on your power strip.

If you have questions about what standing desk size and material is right for you, just contact us and we'll help you find the perfect fit. For B2B customers, we encourage to use our free space planning service, where we custom render our products in your office space to give you a preview of what to expect.




Top Material:Black Laminate

Top Size:45" x 24"


Frame:Standing Desk Pro Frame w/ 2 Button Handset - White

Handset:2-button Handset - (Free)

We’ll openly admit that we love creating our own combinations. But we love it, even more, when our customers get in on the action. So, knock yourself out—mix, match, and make it yours.

We agonized over every component you see here. The materials. The colors. The base options. The variety of sizes. Every option reflects our annoyingly high standards, which we somehow deliver at super-affordable prices. Go figure, right?

If you’ve gotten used to sitting work, you’ll feel a new sense of freedom with a standing desk. Seriously. It’s good for your body and mind. And although we can’t make any promises, many of our customers report a positive boost in their mood and productivity.

So, what’ll it be? We look forward to seeing what you put together.

Adjustable sit-stand desks, just right for your height

Stand on demand by adjusting the height of your electric standing desk. The range on our standing desks is 24.5" to 50.25"—just right for people between 5'2" and 6'5".

Sturdy Standing Desks mean You Never have to Worry about Wobble

We stand for stable, strong products, which is why we build each desk frame using top-quality steel. Our desks stay sturdy and never warp or wobble as others will. And for a smooth finish, our expert craftsmen coated it with environment-friendly, non-toxic imported materials available in black, white, or gray. 

A Motor with Muscle    

At the speed of 1.3"-1.5" per second, our motorized standing desks operate smoothly—even when lifting a whopping load up to 400 lbs. And because the whirring sound never gets louder than 44 decibels, you can adjust your sit-stand desk's height without causing any noise complaints.

Guaranteed to Keep You Standing Longer

Every StandDesk including this one comes with a limited 10-year warranty—one of the longest desk warranties in the industry—for its durable steel frame. We also throw in a 5-year warranty for the motor and electronic parts comprised of the controller and keypad. You know, because we care.

Built to Accessorize

Get the most out of working while standing with everything else we make. Keep cables and cord neatly and safely organized with our cable management taco or cable tray. Power your electronics with our power strips and clever grommet hole power adapters. You didn’t forget to stay comfortable throughout your day with a standing mat or office chair, did you?

Need Something? Anything? 

If you ever have an issue, we have real people standing by and ready to help. 
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    Jessica J.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    I adore my new Standing Desk!

    When the frame first arrived, one of the legs had been damaged in transit. StandDesk responded the same day and insisted on sending a full replacement frame. Now that I have it set up, I adore it and can already feel how much it's going to help my back, posture, and overall concentration during long work days.

    Elizabeth M.
    United States United States
    Best standing desk out there

    I did a TON of research on all the different standing desks out there and can guarantee that StandDesk is by far the best product for the price. I've been using mine for weeks now and it's the best desk I've ever had. I got the reclaimed wood top and it is a conversation piece. Beyond the product and the price, the service is incredible. Before buying, I asked a lot of questions and had a single customer support contact who helped me out over the course of my research. Once I purchased, I had some complicated shipping requirements and that same customer support specialist helped me through it. When some accidentally shipped a day or two early, he called me personally to let me know and tell me StandDesk would make sure everything worked out. I've recommended this desk and company to several other people who have also purchased the desk and love it too. I promise you'll be happy with your purchase.

    James T.
    United States United States
    Love my desk

    The desk is great quality and very easy to put together. I’m extremely pleased with it. I think the company just needs to finesse it’s post sales support and communications regarding order status. Nothing that can’t be solved - it felt like post sales was being run as an extremely lean operation and could likely benefit from some investment. All in all, a good product.

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    Ashley S.
    United States United States
    Perfect desk

    I’m happy with my standing desk. It’s durable, it was easy to assemble and it meets all my needs. Looks like I’ll be with it for a really time also I love the fact that it fits my living room design and I have gotten a lot of compliments about it already.

    Pete H.
    United States United States
    I love this desk

    I was an original backer for StandDesk. But when I moved across the ocean, I had to leave my original desk with my son. This new desk is so much sturdier and wonderfully easy to assemble. I love it so much I just bought two more. One for each of my partners.

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