Do you need a standing desk for a tall person? You’d think that any sit/stand desk would work, right? But like most things, there’s no one size fits all.
These desks have become increasingly popular with the new remote-working trend. People are trying to find comfortable ways to work from home. And sitting at a desk for long hours has never been comfortable.
Using a sit/stand desk makes it easy to switch positions. We’ve designed our height-adjustable desks to suit most people.
Continue reading for a look at our top 9 standing desks. We’ve also added a buyer’s guide to help you choose the right one.
Our PRO Series Electric Standing Desks are 100% eco-friendly. This one has a solid bamboo desktop. You have the choice of either a black frame or a white one.
The design is minimalistic and sturdy. You won’t have to worry about any wobbling while you’re working. The dual-motor lifting mechanism is powerful and has a 150 kg lifting capacity.
It’s no surprise that the bamboo desktop is our most popular to date. The desk has a smooth, natural finish and rounded corners.
The height range for the desk (without the desktop) is between 61.5 cm to 127 cm. There are 3 different sizes to choose from too. The small desk would be perfect if you have minimal space.
There are 4 programmable buttons on the memory control panel. You can save your favourite positions to easily switch between heights. Add-on accessories include desk drawers, an arm for your monitor, and many more.
We've provided installation instructions, including a video. It usually takes about 25 minutes to complete the installation.
It can be used as a student standing desk too. The kids will love an adjustable desk for their bedrooms.
The frame has a 10-year warranty and the desktop has a 5-year warranty.
Handcrafted from locally sourced Australian timber, the Messmate desks are magnificent. They have natural highlights and are dense and hard-wearing.
The lovely natural grain has a clear lacquer finish and rounded edges.
As with all PRO Series Electric Standing Desks, it has a 150 kg lift capacity. The dual-motor lifting mechanism is incredibly powerful and has overload protection.
The frame has a maximum height of 127 cm - perfect for tall people. There are 4 programmable memory control buttons for easy height adjustments too.
There are 3 desktop sizes to choose from, but you can order a custom size too. You should know that because it’s hand-made, orders can take up to 3 weeks.
Setup is easy and shouldn’t take longer than 25 minutes. Not only does it come with written instructions, but a video guide too.
The frame is either black or white and has a 10-year warranty. The desktop has a 5-warranty and is wonderfully spacious. It has enough space for a laptop, monitor, keyboard, and even a lamp and pot plant.
The Melamine desks are unique in that you can choose between 2 main finishes. The Beech Melamine desktop is perfect if you prefer warmer tones. If you like cooler tones, the White Melamine might suit you better.
This is a PRO Series Standing Desk, which means it has a 150 kg lift capacity. At a maximum height of 127 cm, the standing desk is perfect for tall people. Even those who are 6.8 ft will find it comfortable.
The 4-button control panel is easy to programme. This allows you to save your favourite height positions for easy adjustments.
The frame has two colour choices too: white and black. It‘s incredibly sturdy so you won’t have to worry about any wobbling.
The desktop comes in 3 different sizes, has curved edges, and has a hard-wearing surface. Both the desktop and frame are built to last.
The setup is quick and easy with both written and video instructions. The frame has a 10-year warranty and the desktop has a 5-year warranty.
UpDown Desk PRO Series Electric Standing Desk With Victorian Ash Desktop (Best Overall)
This beautiful Victorian Ash Standing Desk is 100% eco-friendly. More commonly known as Mountain Ash, the desktop is solid, sustainable, and hard-wearing.
It’s native Australian timber that is sustainably harvested.
The desktop is incredibly sturdy with a 2.5 cm thickness. It’s wobble-free so it won’t move around while you’re using it.
The desktop comes in 3 sizes, has rounded edges, and has a smooth, natural finish. It has a 5-year warranty.
The frame comes in two colours: black or white. It has a maximum height of 127 cm, making it great for anyone over 6 ft.
The dual-motor lifting mechanism is powerful with its 150 kg lift capacity. It also has an anti-collision system and overload protection.
The 4-button height adjustment panel allows you to programme your favourite height levels.
It shouldn’t take you longer than 25 minutes to set up the desk.
This standing desk has a solid Acacia desktop. This Australian hardwood is sustainably harvested and professionally constructed.
All practices involved in the creation of these desktops are ethical and sustainable.
This is beautiful soft timber and comes in soothing tones. Colours can range from medium gold to a warm dark brown. The clear finish is sourced from 100% tree extracts and the desktop is 2.5 cm thick.
Because the timber is so soft, it can be damaged by harsh impacts. Using a protective surface for writing is also a good idea.
The desktop comes in 3 different sizes and has a 5-year warranty.
The frame uses the latest technology and engineering to ensure smooth height adjustments. The control panel has 4 programmable memory buttons that you can set.
The frame is sturdy and wobble-free. It has a dual-motor lifting mechanism with a 150 kg lift capacity. This ensures seamless height adjustments that won’t interrupt your work.
The frame has a maximum height of 127 cm, making it suitable for people over 6 ft. It has a 10-year warranty.
There are written and video instructions to help you set it up. But it should only take about 25 minutes.
The Standing Desk with a Jarrah Desktop has become one of our most popular sellers.
Jarrah is one of Australia’s premium hardwoods. The desk is commercial quality and hard-wearing. It was a lovely deep red/brown tone that will warm any room. This classical desk will make your office feel elegant.
This is a great standing desk for primary school, as well. The desk is incredibly sturdy and the dark colour works better around kids.
The desktop comes in 3 sizes and is 2.7 cm thick. It has rounded corners and a smooth finish.
Please note that the Jarrah is a custom order. It has a lead time of 2 to 3 weeks.
The frame has a 127 cm height limit and 4 height adjustment buttons. It’s stable and wobble-free. The mechanism has a power dual-motor and a 150 kg lift capacity.
The frame has a 10-year warranty.
This height-adjustable corner desk is perfect for your work or home office. It has incredible flexibility (between 90 and 180 degrees). This makes it versatile enough to fit any space.
You likely feel hesitant because this is a large stand-up desk. But that won’t be a problem with its flexibility. The frame is easy to adjust and you can modify the sides however you like.
The desktop comes in 2 parts for smooth adjustments. You have your pick of 3 different desktops:
The frame comes in black or white and is incredibly sturdy. The 3-motor mechanism has a 200 kg lift capacity. To protect the desk and your valuables, it also has an anti-collision mechanism.
It has a height range between 64 cm and 129 cm. Tall people can use this standing desk without straining their shoulders.
The 4-button memory control panel is easy to programme with soft-touch buttons. Be sure to save your favourite height levels for easy adjustments.
A manual standing desk might seem inconvenient, but it’s ideal for when electricity isn’t an option. It uses a manual crank that you turn to lift or lower the desk.
With this desk, you don’t have to worry about cables and power connections. The set-up is also quick and easy, and shouldn’t take more than 25 minutes.
The frame is wobble-free and has a 10-year warranty.
There are 10 desktop options to choose from. The top best sellers are the Victorian Ask and the Jarrah.
The Victorian Ash desktop has become popular for its sturdiness and sustainability. It’s sourced from native Australian timber and has beautiful natural highlights.
The Jarrah is a stunning deep red/brown. The warm tone is perfect for those who prefer a more classic and elegant look. It’s one of Australia’s premium hardwoods.
Jarrah and New Messmate desktops take between 2 to 3 weeks to build. Keep this in mind when placing your order
All desktops have a 5-year warranty.
The Humanscale Float Height Adjustable Desk is a step above other manual crank desks. It uses a counterbalance mechanism that allows an effortless height adjustment.
Adjusting the height of the desk is as easy. All you need to do is apply slight pressure to the counterbalance mechanism. The desk will then “float” smoothly to the height you want.
The adjustment is seamless and the sturdy frame ensures your work won’t be affected.
The desk has a modern, minimalist design too. This ensures that it complements any workspace.
It has a white frame and 3 desktop options. You can choose between Beech Melamine, White Melamine or Bamboo desktops. The desktops also come in two size options.
Both the frame and the desktops have a 5-year warranty.
When it comes to choosing a desk, we don’t often realise how important it is. How often do you look at a desk and think: “This one would probably strain my shoulders.”?
Yes, shoulder strain is possible if your desk is the wrong height. You could also end up adding strain to your wrists and forearms.
So, what stand up desk dimensions are ideal for you?
A standing desk’s height should be comfortable.
The first thing you should consider is any injuries you might have. You may also have certain medical conditions that the height of your desk might affect.
The next consideration is your height. A good rule of thumb is to choose a desk that lies just below your elbows while typing.
This will prevent placing too much pressure on your wrists and forearms. There won’t be any strain on your shoulders either.
You should keep this in mind when switching between sitting and standing. Each time you adjust your desk, make sure you aren’t straining any muscles.
Standing desks can reduce headaches caused by bad posture. This poor posture is a result of sitting for long periods at a desk, staring at a computer screen.
We’ve all been there at some point, slouching in the desk chair. We’d been staring at the screen for hours already, and both our body and mind were fatigued. A headache wouldn’t be far behind.
Standing desks allow you to switch positions often. When your legs and glutes begin to feel numb from sitting, you can adjust the desk and stretch your legs. You won’t have to stop working. Simply press the switch and continue as usual.
Being able to switch between standing and sitting will relieve tense muscles. This in turn reduces muscle pain and fatigue. In other words, no more headaches.
If you have limited space, a wall-mounted adjustable desk would be a good option.
You have your heart set on a standing desk. You’ve heard or read about all the amazing benefits it has to offer. But do you know how to choose a stand/sit desk?
Have you been wondering: “What size standing desk do I need?” As we said above, you need to consider your body’s needs first. Do you have a recent injury? A medical condition?
These things can affect whether a desk will be comfortable or not. But what else should you consider before buying a stand-up desk?
You then need to determine the available space. How much free space do you have for a stand-up desk? Can you get a corner desk? Or do you need a narrow standing desk?
The amount of available space will play a huge factor in your buying decision. You can’t get a corner desk if you only have space for a small one.
Make sure you measure the space and leave room for maneuverability. You don’t want a cramped workspace.
Are you looking for an adjustable, sit-stand desk, or a standing desk? This is important. If you choose a standing desk, then you’ll only be able to stand.
A sit-stand desk would be ideal. This would allow you to change positions and reduce muscle strain and fatigue.
A height adjustable desk is the best choice. You can adjust the desk to the perfect level, whether seated or standing.
Height adjustable desks are not all the same.
Some have manual crank mechanisms that you’ll have to push to adjust the height. Some people find these desks too bothersome. But they do have their advantages.
For one, you don’t need to plug them in and power them up. You can use them even if electricity is difficult to come by.
Then we have the electric adjustable desks. You can adjust these desks with the press of a button. They are usually top of the line, with the best technology to date.
They need cables and a power source to work but most don’t mind that small hassle.
It might seem obvious but how often do we consider the stability of a desk?
There’s nothing more irritating than a wobbly desk while you’re trying to work. Imagine a desk shaking the entire time you’re typing up a report.
Yeah, no one wants that. Make sure your desk is stable because you’ll probably be using it for a long while.
Be sure to check the specifications before buying a desk. They are not all made the same and will have different weight limits.
Some desks will have high weight capacities (150 to 200 kg). Others will have a lower capacity.
Determine your needs and how much you expect out of the desk. If you plan to have many heavy objects on the desk, choose one with a high capacity.
How much are you willing to spend on your new desk? These desks are not cheap, but they are a good investment.
They are well-made and built to last a good few years. The many health benefits are a solid plus too.
But you need to decide how much it’s worth to you. If you’re prone to backache, headaches, and tense shoulders, then a standing desk is ideal.
Find one with a price you can live with. Do your research and get recommendations. This isn’t a small purchase so don’t rush into it.
Many of these desks have add-ons that will make them more comfortable and convenient.
One thing you should know is that they rarely have drawers attached to them. If you want drawers, you’ll have to get them as an add-on.
And that’s not all. You can get a monitor arm too. This raises your monitor to a more suitable height if you need it. You can also get a footrest, a keyboard tray, and a cushioned floor mat.
Yes, a mat too. This will ease some of the strain off your feet from standing. Although the mat might be more useful if you don’t have an adjustable desk.
If within your budget, then why not get some extra creature comforts?
The ideal height would be right below your elbows. Your monitor should be at eye level too.
The great thing about standing desks is that many are adjustable. It would be easy for you to fix the height difference. Try to find a desk for your height. The specifications will usually state who the desk is suited for.
If you’re over 6ft tall, you will need a desk with a 127 cm max height.
Yes. Anyone who has been on their feet will know this. Standing and walking too much can cause pain in your tendons and lower back.
This is what makes sit-stand desks so ideal. It allows you to switch positions regularly. This prevents overall muscle strain and fatigue.
The truth is that it depends on the person.
These desks do have benefits for a lot of people. Sitting for long periods does negatively impact the body. But so does standing for long periods.
And let’s be honest, there are some things a sit/stand desk won’t ever fix.
So, while these desks will be the perfect solution for some, it’s not a cure-all.