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Custom Standing Desk - Build Your Own Desktop Style with Autonomous

AutonomousAutonomous | Mar 8, 2022
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You've spent countless hours building a fantastic workstation, and now you've got a slick desktop computer, several monitors, killer speakers, and a computer desk that's too small to hold it all. Here's how to make your own ergonomic, custom standing desk that shows all your gadgets, looks great, and isn't too expensive. 

A gaming desk is simple to get, just ask the furniture store next door; nevertheless, a complete gaming desk is more expensive than other desks. As a result, most gamers choose a custom standing desk. 

What to Consider When Building A Custom Standing Desk

1. Surface Material

Surface Material custom standing desk

The nature of the material is one of the first things to consider when using a custom office desk surface. When it comes to selecting the proper material for your standing desk, the possibilities are truly unlimited, but it all boils down to your preferences. The most popular and inexpensive building materials are plastic and wood. Plastic cannot accommodate and support a large amount of weight, whereas laminated timbers can. 

2. Frame Size

Frame Size custom standing desk

It is required to pair a frame with a surface in order to pick a suitable size for both the standing desk frame and its surface. However, it is a matter of personal preference. Basically, you want to make sure the frame is the same width and depth as the surface, but to prevent mistakes, we recommend leaving a 5" overhang on each side of the frame or the surface. 

There are a few things to consider when matching a frame that is broader than your table surface. 

The strength of your tabletop comes first, followed by the rigidity of its base.

How to Build Your Own Standing Desk at Home

In general, the following tools might make constructing your own standing desk a lot easier: 

  • Power drill 
  • Table saw
  • Strap clamps
  • Screwdriver
  • Hammer
  • Wood lacquer or a finish 

After you've gathered all your supplies, you'll need to develop a customized standing desk strategy. Determine how you intend to use each tool and which tools you will need for the job. Cutting boards should be placed on a table, and if you plan to work with wood, you can use a wood varnish. Of course, this guide is for a general standing desk, so you'll have to make any alterations on your own. 

Blueprints

Blueprints

As for inexperienced DIY enthusiasts, standing desks might be difficult to construct. Knowing this, you must decide what type of custom standing desk you want to construct. This post will show you how to build a standing desk using the DIY SmartDesk Frame for the sake of clarity. 

Measurements

You'll need to collect measurements if you're serious about making your own customized standing desk. Essentially, you could end up with a standing desk that is too short, too long, or unsteady if you don't get the accurate dimensions. It should come as no surprise that this is the most important step in effectively constructing your own custom desk builder kit. 

As for the first measurement, determine your height and the height before you’re going to customize the standing desk. Do you want to use an ergonomic chair here and there as well? Even something as simple as gaming takes extra foresight in order to be effective. If you intend to use the DIY SmartDesk Frame, you need to also take height elevation into account as a vital measuring point. 

Materials

Materials custom standing desk

You may need materials for your tools. The DIY SmartDesk Frame is one item, but the general desk requires wood or something else. You'll need something solid for the foundation if you don't use the kit. In any case, you'll need to go shopping. The amount of wood (and, if desired, the steel foundation) you use is determined by the measurements you chose earlier. Buying a spare for other projects is totally okay if you already perform other DIY projects. 

Because the DIY SmartDesk Frame is such a good frame, you can save a few steps by using it. Otherwise, you'll need to decide on the frame style you want to use. It's up to you whether you want to build an h-frame or an x-frame, but you must know what you're doing. After you've gotten the plasters and everything else you need to customize a standing desk, you'll need to figure out how to put it together. 

Assembly

Assembly custom standing desk

To begin, put together the top. If you're working with wood, you can take measurements and mark the cuts with a marker. You can use a table saw to cut off numerous of these spots until it matches your ideal custom standing desk. This is a simple task, especially if you choose high-quality wood. If you're planning on using the DIY SmartDesk Kit, make sure the length is between 40 and 73 inches. 

After that, you must construct the desk's legs. If the legs are made of wood, carpenter's glue can be used to make a simple, cohesive unit. You may need to smelt your metallic foundation or purchase pre-made legs if this is not the case. If you're using glue, leave it to dry overnight for the best results. The drill can then be used to produce holes for future assembly. If you're constructing your own standing desk, make sure that all the legs are properly connected. 

SmartDesk Features

SmartDesk Features

A SmartDesk's solid steel frame serves as its foundation, providing a stable work surface at a variety of heights. The brilliance of its design is that it allows for a wide range of motion underneath the desktop while also limiting instability at every height setting. 

Traditional desks, including some standing desks, have four legs, which can cause you to stub your toe or bump your knee as you move around your workspace. You may stand, lean, rotate your chair, exercise, or even dance while you work, thanks to our design. 

With a programmable display and the SmartDesk App, it’s pretty simple to select four various heights and adjust them with the touch of a button. This is ideal for shared working areas, such as a home office setup, where numerous people may use one desk and don't want to waste time looking for the precise height that they had the last time. 

Strong and Appealing

Our standard size desktops (53" x 29") are available in a gorgeous bamboo or a high-quality MDF finish, with black, white, walnut, or white oak as color options. The updated XL size tops (70.5" x 30") are available in white, black, or walnut MDF finishes. 

All our SmartDesk models have ANSI, BIFMA, and UL certifications, so although we'd love for you to take our word for it, you can also rest assured that our SmartDesks have been thoroughly tested by several independent international product testers.

Who Is the Desk Made for?

The SmartDesk Core and Pro variants were created for anyone who wants to be more productive at work while also taking advantage of the growing list of health benefits that standing workstations give, both at work and home.

One of the most significant disadvantages of traditional workplace desks is that they wear you out over time. Hours, weeks, and years of sitting at a desk force your body to adjust to it rather than the desk forcing you to adapt to it; this can lead to many health problems. With displays that are too low or too high, you wind up hunching or leaning. Standing and moving around during the day is preferable to sitting like a bump on a log. 

Having said that, the health benefits of using a SmartDesk extend far beyond the physical discomfort of a painful back, a pinched neck, or even cardiovascular problems caused by a lack of activity. The impact of exercise on mental health is one of the less-discussed aspects of movement. Stress, worry, and sadness can be just as painful as a physical illness. Therefore, getting up and exercising is one of the best methods to ease these mental drains! 

Now, if you're dead set on staying seated all day or if you've got millions in the bank and don't care about price tags, we'll acknowledge that our SmartDesk wasn't made for you. However, for the rest of you, we designed this desk to provide you with a low-cost, high-quality smart office solution that makes your life a little easier. 

Style and Build Your Own Standing Desk

Strong and Appealing

The SmartDesk Core and Pro has a sturdy steel frame that serves as the desk's foundation. When it comes to the custom standing desk, you have a variety of alternatives including an L-shaped standing desk, as well as a variety of colors and textures. The desktop may be raised and lowered using a dual-motor system (the L desk requires three motors) that can lift the desk up to 48 inches. 

Its motors are quiet and capable of lifting up to 300 pounds. Furthermore, they are quick, traveling at a rate of 2.3 inches per second. Controls are situated on a button pad beneath the desktop. 

You might as well browse our other product lines while you're at our store. We have everything you need for your work environment, from chairs to kid's desks. With our 30-day trial, you may also try out the workstations for yourself. Why not take a chance?

Even if sitting isn't the new smoking, having the option of sitting upright will make you comfier at work, thus, our SmartDesk from Autonomous will provide you with the diversity you crave. We also sell ergonomic seats, add-on desk drawers, anti-fatigue mats, cable trays, and filing cabinets, among other things. 

What Does a SmartDesk Do?

What Does a SmartDesk Do?

Healthy Living

If you work at a desk job, you undoubtedly spend a lot of time there. The long hours you spend at your desk can be harmful to your health. Heart disease, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, obesity, and a slew of other health problems have all been linked to too much sitting. You may claim to work out, but sitting undoes all your hard work at the gym. 

As a result, it is time for you to stand. You'll be able to spend more time on your feet if you use a smart workstation. The desk keeps track of how long you spend at your desk and how much of that time you spend sitting. If you sit for a very long time, the desk will remind you to get up. 

Being on your feet for long hours can be exhausting, which is why the SmartDesk can alert you when it's time to take a break. You will reduce your chances of developing health problems if you find a balance between standing and sitting. Standing has been shown to burn calories, lower stress levels, and improve a person’s mood. 

Increases Productivity

It’ll be like having your own personal helper when you purchase a custom standing desk. Because the custom office desk is linked to Google Suites, it will be able to notify you of any forthcoming meetings. 

We’ve all been in situations when we’ve been so busy that we’ve forgotten to call or attend meetings. That will no longer be the case with this desk. The smart furniture can also keep you in touch with your teammates, allowing for quick and continuous project collaboration. 

A SmartDesk can save you time by preventing you from wasting so much time deciding on what to eat for lunch. The SmartDesk Connect feature knows when you’re hungry and can get you a food delivery of something you’ll enjoy based on previous lunch orders you’ve placed. 

With just one click, the custom office desk can arrange a ride to take you home at the end of the day. All of these features allow you to stay focused on the important things while leaving the simple decisions to your SmartDesk. If these features don’t entice you to purchase a smart desk, we’re not sure what would. 

Conclusion

We hope this SmartDesk Pro review has explained all the features and reasons why it’s a good idea to invest in an Autonomous SmartDesk. On the other hand, we hope this page has helped you learn a bit more about using a custom desk builder and custom standing desks in general.

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