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SmartDesk Surface

Ships within 2 business days|Free shipping& 30-day returnsIf you don’t love it, just return it for a full refund.

• Pairs with any SmartDesk frame

• Matte or standard finishes

• Warp-proof MDF wood option

• Scratch-resistant bamboo option

• TSCA & REACH certified for safety

1-year warranty

• Pay over time with Affirm: $12/mo

How to Find the Perfect Office Desktop for Your Workspace

As we approach the age of hybrid working, a lot of us have come to expect a flexible schedule from our employers, whether we work remotely full time or come into the office a few days a week. It’s a new, untested way of working and you might be finding it difficult to find ways to make your workspace a place that feels truly your own. Whether it’s for your home office, or for the office you visit a few days a week, there’s no better way to personalize your workspace than with a beautiful office desk top. Your work desk top is your canvas, the foundation for everything you do, the place where you keep all of your most important tools and where you spend time coming up with great new ideas.

Regardless of your occupation, having a solid, high quality office table top is a must. But it can be difficult to decide what kind of surface is best suited to your needs. There are lots of great options out there, with different materials, shapes, and sizes. It’s important to consider what you use your desk for the most, and from there you can determine which top of desk is ideal for you. To help you choose the right table top computer desk, we’ve put together a guide so you can consider all the factors you need to look for before taking the plunge. Once you’ve decided which office desk top is perfect for you, you’ll be on your way to a happier and more productive work day.

Find the right material for your office desk top

The material you choose for your office table top is a critical decision that affects not only the look, but the longevity of your desk as well. While you can definitely rule out a plastic or metal surface (they tend to feel cheap and don’t resist wear and tear), a solid wood slab is often what people go for, especially when they make their own custom desk. Solid wood is a great choice, though often the wood can contract and warp its shape over time.

A happy medium is to go with a high quality, warp-proof medium-density fibreboard (MDF) wood. This material is made from processed wood, which is then recombined into a sturdy and rock-solid structure that retains its integrity and doesn’t change shape over time. It’s reliable, durable, and best of all, it’s easy to customize with different wood finishes for a natural look.

Find the perfect finish for your aesthetic

While clean, simple colors like black and white might be more fitting for a modern vibe, a lot of people enjoy the classic charm of a wooden surface. You can find an MDF wood table top for a desk that has a light bamboo finish, which is great for lightening up a space but still retaining that classic wood feel. A white oak finish combines a sense of modern style with a classic undertone, giving your workspace a unique feel. If you’re feeling more colorful, you can also get an office desk top finish with unique artwork to give your office space a pop of color. Choose from several great custom art designs from the Autonomous artist community. It’s a great way to give back to the artists and give your space a more unique look and feel.

Consider the ease of assembly

You’ll also need to consider how to attach the top of the desk to your existing smart desk frame. Consider where the mounting points are, as that will determine what measurements you need to take for your eventual purchase of an office desk top. You’ll also need to consider what tools you need in order to assemble the tabletop and frame. If you’ve got a power drill, you’ll just need to carefully measure the points where the frame attaches to the work desk top. However, if you purchase a frame and office table top from the same manufacturer, you won’t have to deal with as much of a headache when it comes time to assemble. Autonomous office desk tops and frames come with all the tools and screws you need to make assembly a breeze.

Check the weight of your office table top

Your frame must be able to support not only the weight of the table top, but all the tools and equipment you plan on using it for. So be sure your office desk top weight doesn’t exceed the weight limits of your existing frame. If the table top is close to the maximum weight, you’ll need to consider either a stronger frame or a lighter table top, because once you start adding your computer, monitor, peripherals, printers, etc, you could be dealing with structural integrity issues that could cause damage and bring you all the way back to square one.

Easy steps to assemble your own standing desk

If you choose an Autonomous DIY desk frame with a custom top, assembly couldn’t be easier. The top and frame come with simple assembly instructions, plus all the tools you’ll need to put everything together in just a few minutes. Autonomous products are engineered to be useful, ergonomic, and long-lasting, but we’ve also kept the assembly process as painless as possible so that you don’t spend hours trying to figure out how to put everything together. If you’re looking for a step-by-step guide, check out this blog with all the detailed instructions you’ll need to get your desk assembled. It’s a piece of cake!

Autonomous SmartDesk Surface - The brand you trust

Autonomous serves thousands of customers working from home and in their offices all over the world, with products backed by a 30-day trial and a 1 year warranty or more. These desks are built to last, with a smooth and durable finish that withstands the wear and tear of ordinary work. Plus, with a new matte coating, they are even more durable, scratch-resistant, and UV-resistant, meaning they’ll preserve their character and colors for much longer. SmartDesk Surface is the perfect foundation for your ergonomic workspace. Discover all the unique color customization options and start shopping for your ideal office desk top today.


Don't see the answer to your question?

Can I use PayPal to pay for this desk?
Due to transaction limits, we can only accept PayPal payments from the 1st to the 15th of every month. PayPal’s account policy permits us to accept a limited volume of payments per month, and with current sales volume, we normally reach our limit by the 15th.
Do you ship worldwide?
We do! We have shipped to more than 60 countries so far, and we’re still counting! Please select your country for localized checkout and appropriate pricing, duties, and taxation processing.
The SmartDesk in Artist's x Autonomous collection is available in the US only. We are considering worldwide availability so stay tuned for updates.
How long does shipping take?
Once your order is processed (less than 1 business day), shipping takes 3-5 business days for continental US addresses and 12-15 days for international orders.
Concerning The SmartDesk in Artist's x Autonomous collection, because this is a pre-order product, our team needs to arrange the production and shipment logistics. Please bear with us during this process. You will receive your pre-order special SmartDesk no later than 45 days after you complete the order. Thank you for your patience.
Can you give me more information about your 30-Day Trial policy?
If you don’t like your desk, we’ll take it back. It’s that simple and easy. You have until 30 days after delivery to build and use your desk. If you change your mind, you can then request to return the desk for a full refund (we even cover shipping!), no questions asked. This policy applies to all desks delivered inside continental U.S. and returned in their original packaging only. International orders do not qualify for this program. Please note that the returned standing desk needs to be in its original packaging. If not, we reserve the right to refuse your request.