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Solid Black Walnut Sit-Stand Standing Desk (The Malibu)

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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 Size48" x 30"

FrameStanding Desk Pro Frame w/ 2 Button Handset - White

Handset2-button Handset - (Free)

The Best Solid Black Walnut Sit-Stand Standing Desk. Period.

Enjoying the view? Like a sun-drenched landscape, Malibu exemplifies timeless beauty. Dressed to impress with a custom-cut black walnut top, Malibu will never go out of style. Which is good news when you only plan on buying one standing desk in your life.

Nobody tops our top—and we believe that. The Malibu Standing Desktop is made from high-quality South American walnut that’s been cut to perfection and finished with an organic edge. And here’s the kicker—we never use toxic compounds or chemical air pollutants. You can breathe easy now.

Standing Desk Features You’ll Love:

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? 

All of our sit-stand desks come with hardware necessary to assemble the desk, including screws and Allen keys. If you ever have an issue, we have real people standing by and ready to help. 

Let's Talk Tech Specs:
  • Height range (not including desktop thickness): 24.5" - 50.25" H
  • Travel speed: 1.3"/second
  • Sound Level: 44 decibels during motion
  • Weight capacity: 400 lbs
  • Desktop thickness
  • Desktop width: 45" - 72", depending on your selection
  • Base width: Adjustable from 43" - 58" W
  • StandDesk Controller: Push and hold up/down handset comes standard. Deluxe 1-touch digital memory handset is available.
  • Adjustable leveling foot pads: 3/8" adjustment for uneven flooring
  • Voltage: Input: 110 V Output: 300 V
  • Transformer power: 300 W (0.2 W on standby)
  • Average power usage: 150W (265 lbs load)
  • Power supply current: 5 amps
  • Warranty: Industry leading 10-year limited warranty on the steel frame and a 5-year warranty on the electronics and motor, including the controller and keypad