How to choose a wooden standing desk
Wooden standing desks are ideal for so many reasons. Some may be health related (standing at work is healthier than sitting). Some are to do with sustainability. Wooden products are warm and inviting and look great in any home or office setup.
Most importantly, if you’ve had enough of slouching over your laptop or a Chiropractor or Physiotherapist has told you to work standing up, it’s time to get an ergonomic standing desk converter like the HumbleWorks Stan 1 or Stan 2 standing desk.
Our range of standing desks pack flat, are light enough to be mobile, and are narrow enough to fit into smaller spaces.
Why choose a wooden mobile standing desk
A mobile standing desk needs to be compact enough to move around. Ensure that the wooden standing desk you choose is light enough to be carried easily and is flat-packable for convenient storage at the end of the day.
Wood is warm and inviting, and blends in comfortably to many décor styles. It is much more appealing to look at than cold steel or cheap plastic.
Another reason to choose wood, is that it’s a more sustainable and eco-friendly resource than other raw materials used for office furniture. For this exact reason, we only use a higher grade FSC approved plywood in our products.
What are your personal needs from a wooden foldable standing desk
There are so many varieties of standing desks available on the market, but it’s important to consider your needs first. Whether you’re 5’2” or 6’2”, you should be able to adjust the levels of your screen and keyboard to suit your correct ergonomic stance.
Is it important for you to convert your current desk into a standing desk? If so, a standing desk converter for laptops or desktops is what you are looking for. Do you need to store it away? What about taking the desk with you when you travel?
These are important questions to ask before you commit to purchasing any type of height adjustable desk stand.
Are you looking for something that is compact and that will be an extension of your existing desk/chair setup? Perhaps ergonomic design is the most important aspect for you. What about height adjustable options?
Remember to consider your own personal needs when choosing the right standing desk and ensure the product you buy satisfies all of your needs!
Most important things to consider when choosing a narrow wooden standing desk
Very importantly, make sure it’s comfortable, sturdy, and designed with good engineering principals. A narrower, more compact standing desk will need to be designed well in order to function efficiently.
So, cheaper products that copy the HumbleWorks design will only fall over, wobble, shake or bounce during use. The problem is that these other standing desks have only copied the look, but not the actual engineering principals of good ergonomic design!
What should a wooden standing desk offer you?
At HumbleWorks we like to refer to the POWER STANCE! This is when your shoulders are back, your chin is up, and your screen is at the correct eye level. The most important reason for using a standing desk is so that your body is in this position while you work.
If, for example, you’re going to be placing a heavy iMac screen on top of a standing desk converter, you’ll want to be confident of its strength, stability, and design. Not many of our competitors provide this option for desktop computers.
Your wooden standing desk should offer comfort while you work. Imagine you buy a standing desk only to find the shelf edges are sharp, or the shelves are the wrong size and continuously get in the way as you reach for your cup of coffee or notebook.
This is where we go back to the ergonomic design of our range. Our shelves are chamfered, curved and just the right size for easy and comfortable use.
Your new desk should look great as well. We love the minimalist, scandi mod look, and have incorporated these ideas into our design with the intention of offering a piece of office furniture that could easily be positioned in any home office, children’s bedroom, corporate boardroom, or dining room table.
When you buy from HumbleWorks, you join a community of like-minded people who all have the same goal in mind. That is to improve their wellbeing and productivity while being kind to the planet. We look forward to welcoming you to our humble community, soon!