Stand Up Desks

Styles

Corner Workstation: A corner workstation is an angled desk unit designed to fit in the corner of a classroom, office, or other workspace. Corner workstations are designed to maximize space in even small office or classroom locations.

Crank-Lift Desk: A crank-lift desk is an adjustable-height desk unit with manually adjusted height controlled by a crank-style handle that is turned in one direction to raise the work surface and then turned in the other direction to lower the work surface.

Dual-Surface Workstation: Dual-surface workstations are desks with a split-top design, usually with a lateral divide for a front and back work surface. The concept typically includes independent height adjustments for the front and back work surfaces to raise a computer monitor higher or lower for comfortable viewing, and raise or lower the keyboard surface for personal preference.

Dual-Surface Workstation
Dual-Surface Workstation

Electric-Lift Desk: An electric-lift desk is an adjustable-height workstation unit that features a built-in motorized adjustable-height mechanism that activates with a button, lever, or other controls to raise and lower the work surface as desired.

Mobile Workstation: Mobile workstations are workstation desks with casters on the base to enable gliding mobility for easy repositioning, movement, and flexible use. Most mobile workstations have at least two locking casters that secure the desk position for storage and/or safe use.

Pneumatic Workstation: A pneumatic workstation is an adjustable-height workstation desk with an integrated gas-lift mechanism that assists in the adjustment of the desktop height for easy position changes as needed. Pneumatic workstation units are typically activated by a button or lever that allows the work surface to raise or lower within the adjustable frame until it reaches the desired height position.

Pneumatic Workstation
Pneumatic Workstation

Standing-Height Workstation: Standing-height workstation refers to computer, educational, or professional desk-type workstation units with fixed-height or adjustable-height work surfaces that offer comfortable access from a standing position. The work surface usually rests at a fixed-height or maximum adjustable-height of 44”-high or taller.

Stand-Up Desk/Workstation: A stand-up desk or stand-up workstation is a fixed-height or adjustable-height desk or workstation that offers comfortable access from a standing position with a maximum (or fixed) height of 44”-high or taller.

Stand-Up Workstation Wall: A stand-up workstation wall is a large desk-style unit with integrated storage for a partial or full-wall configuration. The wall-sized workstation unit may contain multiple work surfaces to accommodate more than one user.

Wall Desk: A wall desk usually refers to a wall-mounted desk unit with a foldout desk surface for use as needed. The desk surface folds up and secures to the wall-mounted frame when not in use and the compartment contains a folder pocket for storage for clipboard, folders, or essential paperwork.

Wall Desk
Wall Desk

Wall-Mount Desk: A wall-mount desk is a desk surface or workstation unit that mounts to a wall rather than with a base frame. The wall-mount desk often includes a closing design feature that allows the work surface to fold out of the way when not in use.

2-Workstation Wall Unit: The 2-workstation wall unit is a versatile combination storage and workstation unit with two work surfaces and integrated under-desk and above-desk storage compartments in a wall-sized configuration. The work surfaces are assembled in a side-by-side arrangement to accommodate positioning of the unit along an office wall.

Components

Adjustable Work Surface: Adjustable work surface refers to desk and workstation top surfaces that adjust in height to accommodate sitting or standing access to stand-up desks in the collection. Some work surfaces offer additional adjustments such as tilting or swiveling of the keyboard work surface, or independent adjustments to the individual surfaces of a split-top workstation.

Adjustable Keyboard Tray: An adjustable keyboard tray is a specially designed platform found on many computer-ready workstation units, offering one or more adjustable settings to customize for individual use. Keyboard trays may adjust in height, increasing and decreasing the clearance between the top of the keyboard tray and the underside of the main work surface. They may also adjust with a swivel motion and/or with options to adjust the tilt angle, depending on the design.

Adjustable Monitor Shelf with Grommet: An adjustable monitor shelf with grommet is a height-adjusting platform surface found at the top and/or back of a workstation, featuring a grommet hole that allows computer cables, wires, and power cords to traverse through the platform surface for neater technology setup and use.

Adjustable Mouse Platform: The adjustable mouse platform is a secondary attachment to select computer keyboard platforms, usually installable on the left-hand or right-hand side of the keyboard tray. The adjustable mouse platform may adjust in height or provide swivel motion or other customizable adjustments to accommodate individual preferences.

Casters: Casters are wheels that support the base of mobile workstations, usually designed in a dual-wheel assembly. Most mobile workstations and desks include at least two locking casters that enable fixed positioning of the workstation for stable use and storage as needed.

Casters and Adjustable Glides Included: Stand-up desks and workstations that specify both casters and adjustable glides are included come with a set of casters and a set of adjustable leveling glides to accommodate flexible use on different floor surfaces or to suit different needs. Casters enable mobility while the adjustable glides provide stationary setup with protective floor glide design to reduce scuffs associated with movement and use. The adjustable glides increase or decrease height at the corners of the workstation to reduce wobbling when used on uneven floors.

Crank Handle: A crank handle is a manual adjustment mechanism found on select adjustable-height workstations, designed to gradually adjust the work surface position with the turn of the handle. The crank handle is usually located under the work surface or off to the side of the workstation frame to keep it out of the way when not being used to adjust the workstation.

Stand Up Desk with Crank Handle
Crank Handle

CPU Holder/Platform: A CPU holder or CPU platform is an attached, separate, or optional computer workstation enhancement that provides open-style storage of the computer CPU, usually raised off the floor for better air circulation to reduce heat from use. The CPU holder or CPU platform is typically found under the workstation or beside the base frame.

Fixed Bottom Shelf: A fixed bottom shelf refers to a non-adjustable shelf found at the base of a workstation frame, usually positioned between the left and right base legs and at the very bottom, just above the floor. A fixed bottom shelf adds stability to the workstation frame, preventing movement or wobbling in the legs from regular use.

Grommets: Grommets are strategically positions holes, often with a finished rim or fitted components, designed to allow cables, wires, and power cords to traverse solid panels within a workstation or storage compartment, organizing the technology wires for a neater setup and quality use.

Laptop/Tablet Arm: A laptop or tablet arm is a mounted component added to select stand-up desks or workstations, designed to hold or support a laptop, tablet, or similarly sized device within reach for easy use alongside a computer system or other workstation arrangement.

Modesty Panel: A modesty panel is a full-height or partial-height panel found at the base of a desk or workstation, extending downward from underneath the work surface and usually joined to the rear left and right legs. The partial-height modesty panel usually extends from the work surface to about halfway to the floor, while a full-height modesty panel will extend all the way to the base of the frame. The modesty panel concept conceals or partially conceals the knee-space beneath a desk for privacy.

Monitor Arm: A monitor arm generally refers to a post-style or adjustable arm-like mounting system used to support a flat-screen computer monitor above a desk or workstation. The back of the monitor mounts to the monitor arm and the base of the monitor arm joins a central post within the frame structure of a workstation, or the base of the monitor arm joins the work surface with a clamp-style or mountable attachment device.

Monitor Shelf: The monitor shelf can be the main work surface or a separate work surface positioned toward the back of the workstation for easy viewing of a computer monitor. The monitor shelf may adjust in height for customized positioning to enhance comfortable computer use.

Mouse Platform with Independent Tilt: A mouse platform with independent tilt is a separate platform attachment found on select workstation units for use with a computer mouse, usually attached to the left-hand or right-hand side of a keyboard platform. The mouse platform with independent tilt offers an adjustable tilting mechanism that allows the mouse platform to tilt at angles that are independent of the keyboard platform, for a customized arrangement.

Optional Double Extension Post System Monitor Arm: The optional double extension post system monitor arm is a two-part monitor mount with an arm-style configuration that extends with an elbow-style joint to adjust the mounted computer monitor’s position as needed. The double extension post system monitor arm mounts to flat-screen monitors and contains a post-style support element that joins with the main work surface or a desk or workstation.

Optional Flexible Cable Manager: An optional flexible cable manager is a flexible tube-style conduit accessory designed to encase and contain computer cables, wires, and power cords for a neater presentation and professional setup.

Optional Laptop/Tablet Shelf Arm: An optional laptop/tablet shelf arm is an optional accessory that attaches to select computer workstations at the center support post to provide an additional shelf surface for supporting a laptop, tablet, or other small device.

Optional Monitor Arm: An optional monitor arm is an optional accessory for select computer workstations designed for mounting a flat-screen monitor. The monitor arm may have a fixed or adjustable design, depending on the collection.

Optional 4-Outlet Electrical Unit with Cord Winder: An optional 4-outlet electrical unit with cord winder is a technology support accessory with four electrical outlets in a durable power strip layout with an extension power cord and an integrated cord winder for neat storage when not in use.

Printer Shelf: A printer shelf is an additional shelf platform found on select computer-ready workstations, often set above the work surface or beneath the work surface to position a printer within easy reach but out of the way. Printer shelves are designed to support standard-sized computer printers.

Stand Up Desk with Printer Shelf
Printer Shelf

Swivel Casters: Swivel casters are caster wheels that support the frames of mobile workstations with a swivel-style mounting assembly that enables full rotation of the casters for easier maneuvering when the workstation is being moved.

Construction Materials

Adjustable Glides: Adjustable glides are leveling devices that prevent scuffs and marks on floors while support the workstation base. The glides adjust in height, independently of each other, to increase or decrease height at one position of the base to compensate for uneven floors. The use of adjustable glides helps reduce wobbling and unwanted movement of desks and workstations for quality setup and continued comfortable use.

Anodized Aluminum: Anodized aluminum is aluminum metal that has been treated with a special electrolytic passivation process that thickens the outer oxide layer to protect from exposure and use.

Environmentally Friendly Powder-Coat Finish: Environmentally friendly powder-coat finish refers to a paint finish used on many steel components of Stand-Up Desks and other workstations and furniture. The finish is considered eco-friendly due to its composition and the finishing process, which utilizes a powdered paint that is applied to the surfaces of product components then cured to a hard, durable, protective finish that lasts. Environmentally friendly powder-coat paint finish is often described as scratch-resistant, and it provides quality protection of steel and metal components from exposure and normal use.

Fully Laminated Panels: The wall-mounted laptop desk unit is constructed from fully laminated panels, indicating the panel components are laminated on all sides for durable finish and long-lasting quality use. Laminate offers a rugged finish that generally resists signs of wear, scratches, stains, and heat damage while maintaining an easy to clean surface for continued use.

Laminate Finish: Laminate finish is a durable finish used throughout many desk and workstation collections. The laminate is applied in layers, with multiple layers underneath the primary surface layer, enhancing durability. The finished laminate is generally scratch-resistant, stain-resistant, and heat-resistant, protecting the furniture products from signs of wear and tear. The laminate finish is easy to clean and maintain and comes in a variety of colors, patterns, and styles that vary between furniture collections.

Magnetic Latch: A magnetic latch secures the laptop work surface comprising the wall-mounted desk. When not in use, the magnetic latch holds the work surface in a closed position, reducing overall size for a compact appearance that fits in virtually any workspace.

Matching PVC Edge: Stand-up desks and workstations with matching PVC edge have protective edges comprised of PVC plastic in a band-style design made to fit the raw edges of the core panels comprising the desk, workstation, or associated components. The PVC edging is made to match the surface finish, usually laminate or melamine finish, for a somewhat seamless appearance.

Melamine Finish: Melamine finish is a durable finish designed to resist signs of wear associated with regular use. Melamine finish is applied to furniture panels using pressure and heat to securely bond the finish to the panel surfaces. The finished melamine surface is easy to maintain and generally considered resistant to heat, scratches, and stains. Melamine is similar to laminate finish but designed with fewer under-layers.

Monitor Mount: A monitor mount is a fixed or adjustable mounting attachment that secures a flat-screen computer monitor to a workstation for enhanced use.

PVC Edge: PVC edge refers to a PVC plastic band designed to fit the edges of workstation core panels, covering raw edges, protecting the seams where the core panels meet the surface finishes, and providing an overall completed design for the workstation unit. The PVC plastic edging provides moderate impact-resistance, protecting from everyday use.

Steel Base: Steel base refers to the use of steel metal components to create the base frame of select stand-up desks and standing workstations. The steel base is often finished with paint, and many steel base desks and workstations feature eco-friendly powder-coat paint finish for the added green benefits.

Thermally Protected Motor: Thermally protected motor refers to the thermal protection around the motorized height adjustment mechanism found in select motorized adjustable-height standing workstation products. The thermal protection prevents heat damage to the motor associated with normal use.

Vacuum-Formed PVC Work Surface: A vacuum-formed PVC work surface is a workstation or desk surface comprised of PVC plastic that is formed with a specially designed mold. The PVC plastic is heated and applied to the mold with the aid of suction to ensure a consistent quality design.

Vinyl Edge: Vinyl edge refers to a band composed of vinyl, customized to coordinate with the workstation surface and frame finishes, and sized to fit the edges of workstation panels comprising the work surfaces and/or base elements. The vinyl edging conceals the seam where the work surface finish meets the core panels, while covering raw edges to prevent scratches and clothing snags to users. The vinyl edging also finishes the overall design and provides impact protection from everyday bumps and regular use.

3mm PVC Edge: A 3mm PVC edge generally refers to a PVC plastic band measuring 3mm-thick, applied to the raw edges of core panels comprising a workstation. The 3mm PVC plastic edging protects from regular use with moderate impact-resistant qualities, and the color or pattern completes the overall design of the workstation for a finished look.

Features

ADA Compliant: Desks and workstations listed as being ADA compliant are designed to the specifications outlined by the American’s with Disabilities Act, ensuring the frame and work surface of a given product line offers easy accessibility for wheelchair users.

ANSI/BIFMA: Stand-up desks and workstation products listed as ANSI/BIFMA are designed and verified within the standards of the American National Standards Institute and the Business and Industrial Furniture Manufacturers Association, ensuring high quality design and production.

Cable Management: Cable management is a variety of integrated features that contain, support, and/or organize computer and technology cables, power cords, and wires for a neat setup. Grommet holes in work surfaces, storage compartments, and frames, as well as built-in cable channels and other organizing systems are some types of integrated cable management.

Closed Storage: Closed storage refers to storage compartments that conceal the contents contained within. One-door and two-door cabinets are examples of closed storage, as are utility drawers and file drawers.

Flexible Assembly: Flexible assembly generally refers to the ability to assemble a workstation unit in various ways for a configuration that suits individual needs or changing environments. The 2-workstation wall unit, for example, accommodates flexible assembly to serve different preferences or needs.

Green Features: Green features describe a variety of production and finish features found throughout the Stand-Up Desks Collections that offer environmentally friendly styles. The use of recycled materials, the creation of recyclable products, or the use of eco-friendly finishes can all contribute to a product line’s green features.

Heavy-Duty Mounting Hardware Included: Heavy-duty mounting hardware included refers to the wall-mounted laptop desk that requires a strong mounting system to securely position the work surface and frame to a wall for safe, reliable use.

Keyboard Shelf Mounting Options: Keyboard shelf mounting options indicate the ability to position the keyboard shelf anywhere along the work surface for a customized layout that suits individual needs and work preferences. While some computer-friendly workstations offer a center-mounted keyboard shelf, the ability to customize the keyboard position within the workstation can ergonomically enhance the overall comfort of users.

Keyboard Swivel Motion: Keyboard swivel motion refers to the ability to pivot or swivel the keyboard platform, moving the platform left or right with the aid of a pivot-style connecting component that secures the platform to the desk. The swivel keyboard motion allows users to comfortably access the keyboard when seated slightly left or right of its position.

Keyboard Tilt +25 to -15: A keyboard tilt of +25 to -15 refers to the ability to adjust the angle of a computer keyboard platform to a position between a +25° tilted angle and a -15° tilted angle. The ergonomic design enhances personalized comfort.

Lifting Weight Capacity: The lifting weight capacity is the maximum amount of weight an adjustable workstation work surface can support while safely maintaining operational use. The manual, pneumatic, or motorized mechanism responsible for adjusting the work surface height can only safely lift the maximum listed amount of weight without risk of damage to the lifting mechanism, user, or overall workstation unit. Exceeding the listed maximum lifting weight capacity can void a manufacturer warranty as well as pose risk of damage to products placed on the workstation, as well as risk of damage to the workstation itself and users nearby.

Mounting Hardware Included: Stand-up desks or accessories that indicate mounting hardware is included come with the necessary hardware for the computer monitor mounting system, or other mounted feature(s) associated with that particular workstation or product line.

Open Storage: Open storage refers to open-front shelves and cubbyholes used to organize books, supplies, and other items within a desk or storage unit. The open storage compartments remain open and visible, as opposed to compartments within a cabinet.

Power Cut-Off: Power cut-off refers to the automatic safety features of motorized adjustable-height workstations that automatically cut the power to the motor when the work surface reaches its maximum or minimum height position. The power cut-off feature protects the motor from over-exertion or burnout and protects the adjustable-height mechanism for continued quality use.

Reversible Assembly: Reversible assembly usually indicates the ability to assemble a workstation for left-hand or right-hand dominance. For example, a reversible assembly could position the mouse platform on the left-hand side, as opposed to the right-hand side.

TAA Compliant: Desks and workstations listed as being TAA compliant are verified within the standards and requirements of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979, ensuring the use of international products and materials are regulated for safety, quality, and legitimacy.

UL Certified: Standing desks and workstations that are UL certified meet the safety and quality standards of Underwriters Laboratories, generally referring to products with integrated power mechanisms or built-in electrical support.

Wire Management Clips Included: Stand-Up Desks with included wire management clips come with a series of safety clips that provide the ability to secure computer and technology cables together and/or to the desk frame for an organized configuration that keeps cables neat and tidy. The wire management clips do not conceal wires but keep the technology cables organized for a professional appearance.

Work Surface Weight Capacity: The listed work surface weight capacity is the maximum safe weight that a given work surface can support at one time, assuming the weight is spread out for balanced pressure. If the work surface weight capacity is exceeded, damage may result to the frame, work surface, finishes, or to the items placed on the product, as well as increased risk of injury to users and passersby. Exceeding the listed weight capacity can also void the manufacturer’s warranty.

15 Positive/Negative Tilt: Computer workstations listed as having a 15 positive/negative tilt offer an adjustable tilt range between +15° and -15° usually referring to the adjustable tilt of a keyboard platform. The platform adjusts along that +15° to -15° range for a customized ergonomic setup.