So, you’ve decided to invest in an electric standing desk. That’s great news for your health! But what do you do if you can’t fit a standing desk in your workspace? Or, what do you do if you don’t like the desk’s surface—or it doesn’t coordinate with your décor?
Not to worry! Many standing desk manufacturers also offer a frame-only option for people who want to attach their own custom desktop. Deciding on a custom desktop for your standing desk gives you more options than just color and surface type. You can find a wide variety of desktop surface options including metal or reclaimed wood.
Custom Desktop Surfaces
Deciding to use your own desktop surface to create a customized electric standing desk means that you can also customize the size of your desktop surface. Not surprisingly, the price for height adjustable standing desks with laminate tops will be lower than solid wood options; however, your preference for budget versus luxury looks will dictate the cost. While purchasing an electric standing desk frame alone costs less than buying the whole desk, keep in mind that the final cost of your new desk will be dependent on the custom work surface you select and install.
You should be aware that even the toughest electric standing desk frames have a weight limit. You’ll need to keep that weight limit in mind when you choose your custom desktop surface, because you’ll need to take its weight into account—along with the weight of the items you’ll be placing on your desk to ensure you won’t overload the capacity of the desk frame.
No matter what kinds of items you’ll keep on your desktop, you want to choose a sturdy surface. Look for a sturdy and stable work surface that will hold everything you need on your desktop. Some standing desk manufacturers have some custom desktop options that may include laminate, veneer, solid bamboo, and even reclaimed and exotic woods.
Custom Desk Frames
In addition to custom desktop surfaces, most standing desk manufacturers also offer more than one color option for the desk frame itself. When you mix and match the color of the frame with a number of desktop surface options, you are likely to find an option that not only fits in your workspace, but coordinates with your décor—or may even become the design focus of your entire room!
You should note that if you’re looking for an eco-friendly option, research the desktop surface material you’re considering. The laminate options in particular are not especially eco-friendly. Laminate is typically made using fiber board fused together with melamine resin (which is a compound made with formaldehyde). If you don’t want to choose such an artificial, processed desktop option, go for a natural surface made from bamboo or reclaimed wood instead.