UpStanding Desk: A Standing Workstation With Better Ergonomics

A workspace add-on that turns a regular desk into a standing workstation isn’t really fresh.  We’ve featured a bunch of them over the years, in fact, from premium units like Kangaroo to more affordable options like the Adjustable Laptop Desk.  The UpStanding Desk does, pretty much, the same thing they do, but uses two surfaces of different heights instead of one, giving users more options in arranging their standing workspace.

Why two desk levels?  So you can put your monitors on the higher desk at eye level, while keeping your keyboard and mouse close to elbow line, ensuring you get better standing ergonomics than what single-surface options can offer.

The UpStanding Desk consists of five pieces of wood that ship flatpacked and assemble by simply connecting the interlocking sides with no tools necessary.  Because of the ease of assembly and disassembly, along with the portability (it weighs less than 10 pounds), you can easily take everything in your everyday gear bag, turning any table at the local coffee shop into a standing workstation.  It can support weights of up to 200 pounds (yes, you can theoretically sit on it).

Each of the two desks can be set at a variety of heights with 1-inch increments, so you can customize it to whichever position suits your working posture best.   It comes in two heights, standard (for users 6’2” and below) and tall (for even taller users); and two desk widths, standard (29 inches) and double-wide (38 inches).  Construction is sanded Canadian Birch plywood.

Want one?  The UpStanding Desk is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a production run, with pledges starting at $200.

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