Best standing desks of 2021

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For more than a decade, we’ve known about the positive impacts movement can have on our work, from improving our health and relieving pain, to providing the energy we need to find our most productive work flow. Standing desks are the foundation of a healthy workspace, allowing you to move and change positions easily. That’s why we’ve created this guide of the best standing desks available to help you choose the one that will fit your workspace, complement your style, and work within your budget. From our award-winning Jarvis, to our budget-friendly Remi, and our versatile standing desk converters, this guide can help you find the best standing desk to support your work flow.

Looking for the best standing desk for you? Here are three things to consider:

For more than a decade, we’ve known about the positive impacts movement can have on our work, from improving our health and relieving pain, to providing the energy we need to find our most productive work flow. Standing desks are the foundation of a healthy workspace, allowing you to move and change positions easily. That’s why we’ve created this guide of the best standing desks available to help you choose the one that will fit your workspace, complement your style, and work within your budget. From our award-winning Jarvis, to our budget-friendly Remi, and our versatile standing desk converters, this guide can help you find the best standing desk to support your work flow. 

Looking for the best standing desk for you? Here are three things to consider:

The best standing desk for your space

From the corner of your studio apartment, to the edge of your dining table, or the open floor plan of your new office; we’ve designed a stand up desk that will turn any space you have to work into an active office. From our compact desktop converters to our large L-shaped corner desks, you can build a custom workstation that fits your space perfectly.

And if you’re specifically shopping for a traditional office, we have a dedicated Workplace Team that can listen and help you plan, design, and build the spaces that support your unique culture, and best support the people who drive your company forward.

From the corner of your studio apartment, to the edge of your dining table, or the open floor plan of your new office; we’ve designed a stand up desk that will turn any space you have to work into an active office. From our compact desktop converters to our large L-shaped corner desks, you can build a custom workstation that fits your space perfectly.

And if you’re specifically shopping for a traditional office, we have a dedicated Workplace Team that can listen and help you plan, design, and build the spaces that support your unique culture, and best support the people who drive your company forward.

The best standing desk for your style

We know one of the biggest motivators while you work is inspiration, and everyone needs a space to let their best ideas blossom. We offer stand up desks in many different materials and finishes to complement your unique style and fuel your best thinking.  From mid-century modern hardwood, handcrafted and made to order, to sustainable, long-lasting laminates in neutral shades, or the exciting pop of color of our designer ply, we’ve designed a variety of desktop surfaces that will enhance any space.

We know one of the biggest motivators while you work is inspiration, and everyone needs a space to let their best ideas blossom. We offer stand up desks in many different materials and finishes to complement your unique style and fuel your best thinking.  From mid-century modern hardwood, handcrafted and made to order, to sustainable, long-lasting laminates in neutral shades, or the exciting pop of color of our designer ply, we’ve designed a variety of desktop surfaces that will enhance any space.

The best standing desk for your budget

We want everyone to experience the benefits of standing, stretching, leaning, sitting, and relaxing, all in an active-day's work. With our desktop converters starting at $159, and our sit stand desks starting at $479, we’re proud to offer a desk that fits nearly any budget.

We want everyone to experience the benefits of standing, stretching, leaning, sitting, and relaxing, all in an active-day's work. With our desktop converters starting at $159, and our sit stand desks starting at $479, we’re proud to offer a desk that fits nearly any budget.

The best stand up desks of 2021

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Standing Desk Converters

Standing desk converters

Desk converters

Great for small spaces and small budgets

Turn any surface into an adjustable-height sit-stand desk with one of our standing desk converters.

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Jarvis Standing Desk

Jarvis

Fits a wide range of budgets, spaces and styles

Our extended range sit stand desk frames accommodate the shortest sitters and the tallest standers

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Remi Standing Desk

Remi

Simple and reliable for smaller budgets

Should accommodate most sitting and standing heights.

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Jaswig Standing Desk

Jaswig

Stylishly low profile and affordable

Only designed for standing heights.

i.   Standing desk converters

Standing Desk Converters

Turn any surface into the best standing desk

Great for small spaces and small budgets

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"Why is a Standing Desk Converter the best option for you?"

If your “office” is really just your kitchen table (and you have to relinquish it at dinner time), or you want to transform your existing desk at work into a stand up desk, you might consider a standing desktop converter— also known as a riser. 

Converters use clever mechanics to transform most surfaces— tables, existing fixed-height desks, and even low bookshelves— into a standing desk, getting you moving in a small space and on an equally small budget. 

We offer two options, each with their own strengths. Learn more about our Cora Standing Desk Converter and Cooper Standing Desk Converter below. 

A good fit if:

A good fit if:

  • You’re working with a small space
  • You have a small budget
  • You need to turn a dining table or existing desk into an adjustable-height workspace.

Cora standing desk converter

Cora

Small but mighty

Cora is just 1.3” tall when completely flat. Press the side levers and give a little lift, and it blossoms into a desktop that can hold 22 pounds and extend to 15.7” tall. It also fits perfectly on a standard dorm room desk, and easily slides under your bed, in a closet, or under the couch when not in use.

With Cora, you can get up out of your chair and moving for around $149.

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Cooper standing desk converter

Cooper

Bigger with a built-in keyboard tray

Boasting ample surface area and a keyboard tray that adds even more room and the ability to  get your hands into a better posture. A smooth, silent hydraulic cylinder lifts this stand up desk converter as much as 16”, hitting every measurement in between. And Cooper is tough. It can lift 35 pounds of computer hardware. You can even attach a Jarvis Monitor Arm.

Cooper starts at just $299. That’s a great price for a standing desk converter that hits all the heights you need. The ample space and superior materials are what set it apart from other desk converters online.

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ii.   Jarvis Standing Desks

Jarvis Standing Desks

Jarvis adjustable-height standing desks

The most customizable, stable, and sustainable sit stand desk you can buy to support yourself and the planet.

Fits most budgets, spaces, and styles

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There’s good reason our Jarvis Standing Desk is widely reviewed as the best standing desk on the internet. If you have the space and budget for it, Jarvis is the way to go.

The magic of Jarvis is in the legs and frame construction. With two frame widths (narrow and wide), and three height-ranges, you can customize the best standing desk for your workflow. No matter which size, price, or style of Jarvis you choose, you’re always getting a standing desk that has earned us an average review of 4.7 stars. 4.74 stars

Frame colors

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Alloy, black, silver, white

A good fit if:

A good fit if:

  • You have space for an entirely new desk (even a small one)
  • You crave serious style and/or want to customize your desk to suit your space
  • Your budget has some flexibility

A guide to customizing your Jarvis Standing Desk

From compact desks as small as 30” wide to L-shaped corner desks, the Jarvis Standing Desk comes in a variety of sizes, desktop materials, height ranges and price points. Read on to explore all the ways you can design a Jarvis that fits your space and compliments your style at a great price point, starting at $539.00.

Jarvis Laminate Standing Desk

Jarvis Laminate Standing Desk

Laminate desktops

Black, graphite, maple, walnut, white, and whiteboard laminateBlack, graphite, maple, walnut, white, and whiteboard laminate

Black, graphite, maple, oak, walnut, white, whiteboard

Our Jarvis Laminate Standing Desks come in many sizes, including the classic rectangle and our robust L-shaped desktop.

The tops are made with a high-density core of 100% recycled wood fiber on the inside, and a water-proof, scratch-resistant polymer on the outside. Our laminates are GREENGUARD certified to be low in chemical emissions. Good for you and for the planet.

We even offer a whiteboard top where you can write formulas and notes, or perfect your graffiti.

The Jarvis Laminate Standing Desks start at $539 for the 30”x24” size.

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Jarvis Bamboo Standing Desk

Jarvis Bamboo Standing Desk

Bamboo desktops

Natural bamboo, Dark bambooNatural bamboo, Dark bamboo

Natural, dark

Why is the Jarvis bamboo standing desk the best option for you?

Jarvis Bamboo Standing Desks come in 16 sizes, including 3 options for our L-shaped frame and 3 in our contour-shaped desktop. Wonderfully earth-friendly, the bamboo we use for our desktops comes from sustainable forests, where it's grown without pesticides or fertilizers, and fully matures in just five years. To preserve its natural beauty, we apply a tough UV-cured, water-based polyurethane coating. And for our new dark bamboo, we've sourced an environmentally friendly water-based stain that allows the natural grain to show through.

Jarvis Designer Ply Standing Desk

Jarvis Designer Ply Standing Desk

Designer Ply desktop options

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Black, pacific blue, evergreen, moss, pale, peak, white

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Our Oregon-made Designer Plywood Standing Desks have a laid-back modern aesthetic that’s the perfect complement to the powerhouse Jarvis frame. Rich color and an exposed-ply edge combine to make a casually striking statement in any setting. 

With a core of cross-laminated Baltic Birch, Designer Ply tops are built to be as tough as they are stylish. And a high-grade Ecolab-approved finish ensures they’re scratch-resistant and easy to clean.

The Jarvis Designer Ply starts at $649 for the 30”x24” size.

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Jarvis EcoTop Standing Desk

Jarvis EcoTop Standing Desk

EcoTop desktops

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Black, white, gray

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Our Jarvis EcoTop Standing Desks are among our most earth-friendly desktops and start at $479. These powder-coated MDF (medium-density fiberboard) tops are made from fiber that’s a minimum 92% pre-consumer, recycled, or recovered, and found right here in Oregon. We engineered the proprietary powder-coated finish to ensure incredible durability, enclosing the entire desktop so there are absolutely no seams—not even around the edges. You’ll notice a very subtle texture that gives EcoTop an organic feel. The result is a clean, minimalist look that creates an empty canvas for your workspace.

Jarvis EcoTop starts at $539 for the 30”x24” size.

Jarvis Wood Veneer Standing Desk

Jarvis Wood Veneer Standing Desk

Wood Veneer desktops

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Ash gray, natural oak, light walnut

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Our Jarvis Wood Veneer Standing Desks have all the warmth and elegance of solid wood without its natural irregularities and defects. Made from a blend of fast-growing Obeche and Poplar trees, Wood Veneer is a 100% natural wood veneer that is rotary sliced to get more material from every log. These slices are then dyed, layered, and pressed before being flat cut and restacked into a block. The result is not only environmentally friendly, but consistently beautiful. Our strict reforestation standards ensure that only one mature tree per three acres is cut down and that a new tree is planted in its place, every time.

Jarvis Wood Veneer starts at $599 for the 30”x24” size.

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ii.   Jarvis premium standing desks

Jarvis Hardwood & Reclaimed Wood Standing Desks

Hardwood and reclaimed wood desktops

Jarvis Hardwood and Reclaimed wood standing desk

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Hardwood:

Hardwood:

Hardwood options

Maple, walnut-stained maple, and walnutMaple, walnut-stained maple, and walnut

Maple, walnut-stained maple, solid walnut

Reclaimed:

Reclaimed:

Reclaimed options

Chicory, heirloom, konaChicory, heirloom, kona

Chicory, heirloom, kona

For fans of handcrafted wood desktops, we offer sustainable maple (starting at $1,399), white oak and black stained oak (starting at $1,599) walnut (starting at $1,649) and reclaimed timber of various kinds (starting at $1,499). You can also request a sleek contoured edge on our hardwood desktops for an extra $250.

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Mid-century inspired Jarvis Standing Desk
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Master woodworker Vincent Leman has created Jarvis desktops with some really handsome, custom versions with built-in drawers. Take a look at Jarvis Albright (starting at $1,839) and Jarvis Evolve (starting at $1,889). He hews his desktops from solid walnut, cherry, oak, and maple in his studio on the shore of Lake Michigan, where the hardwoods grow. He has a line of modern furniture called Rocket Mission. It’s his take on the Mission style. Jarvis Albright is his very modern take on the Carlton House Desk, an English icon

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Many drawer and surface options

He hews his desktops from solid walnut, cherry, oak, and maple in his studio on the shore of Lake Michigan, where the hardwoods grow. He has a line of modern furniture called Rocket Mission. It’s his take on the Mission style. Jarvis Albright is his very modern take on the Carlton House Desk, an English icon.

ii.   Jarvis

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Jarvis Crank-Powered Standing Desk

Jarvis Crank-Powered Standing Desk

With its sturdy hand crank, the Jarvis Crank-Powered Standing Desk can easily be adjusted from a low seated height of 27" to a standing height of 46"—moving an inch with every three rotations of the crank handle. Similar to the Jarvis standing desk frame, its lifting column is wider at the bottom for a more stable desk, and its 150-pound lifting capacity is more than enough for most needs. As for what’s on top, Crank-powered Jarvis can be configured with any of our Jarvis desktops that are 30” inches deep and 48” or 60” wide.

The Jarvis Crank-Powered Standing Desk comes with a bamboo top and starts at $549 for the 48”x30” size.

Jarvis Treadmill

If you want to really move on the job, and your budget will stretch, take a look at the Jarvis Treadmill Desk, (starting at $1,549). When paired with our longer Jarvis desk tops, you can also comfortably fit a chair next to the treadmill for ultimate flexibility.

You can also buy just the frame for both our classic 2-legged Jarvis (starts at $399) and our L-shape (starts at $889). You can add any top your heart desires by following our drill template. Grab some inspiration on our blog and our Instagram from awesome customers who have made their Jarvis unique to them. 

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DIY Jarvis Frame Only Standing Desk

DIY Jarvis Frame Only Standing Desk 

Why is the Jarvis frame only the best option for you?

You can also buy just the frame for both our classic 2-legged Jarvis (starts at $439), our L-shaped (starts at $849), and our Jarvis Crank-Powered Manual Standing Desk (starts at $289). You can add any top you like by following our drill template and Jarvis assembly instructions. Grab some inspiration from awesome customers on our blog and our Instagram who have made their Jarvis unique to them.

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iii.   Remi

Remi Standing Desk

Simple and reliable for smaller budgets

Simple and reliable for smaller budgets

  1. Simple and reliable for smaller budgets
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Remi is the result of a collaborative mission by Fully designers to launch a new adjustable-height desk that’s more accessible to budget-conscious customers, without sacrificing quality. Remi uses the same dual motor construction as Jarvis, but with simplified customization options to make it simple to design a solid standing desk.  It can also be assembled in about 20 minutes flat, making it even easier to get serious movement into your workday.

Remi is available in three sizes — 38" x 27", 46” x 27” and 58” x 27” with eight color combination options between the black or white frames and the bamboo, black, white, or oak laminate desktops.

Remi starts at $479 for the 38”x27” size.

A good fit if:

A good fit if:

  • You’re ready to experience a healthy, balanced workflow while keeping your budget in mind.
  • You appreciate streamlined customization options with a minimalist aesthetic.
  • You’re of average height and can sit and stand within an adjustable height range of 26.2” - 45.8”  

Remi is available in three sizes — 38" x 27", 46” x 27” and 58” x 27” with eight color combination options between the black or white frames and the bamboo, black, white, or oak laminate desktops.

Remi starts at $479 for the 38”x27” size.

Remi desktop options

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Black, oak, white, bamboo

Remi frame colors

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Black, white

Top sizes: 38" x 27", 46"x27" and 58" x 27"Top sizes: 38" x 27", 46"x27" and 58" x 27"
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iv.   Jaswig

Jaswig Standing Desk

Stylishly low profile and affordable

Stylishly low profile and affordable

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If your office is really just a converted bedroom closet or a corner of your living room, and you want to get up from the old folding table you stuffed in there, we have an idea for you: our Jaswig Nomad Standing Desk. With a patented height-adjustment mechanism and an easy assembly process, the design is elegantly simple, but not simplistic. You really have to see it to believe how the height adjusts with no motors or gears.

A good fit if:

A good fit if:

  • You want something small while still making a statement.
  • You prefer a manually operated standing desk that doesn’t require electricity to adjust the height.
  • You want to invest in an active workflow on a smaller budget.

Jaswig’s surface is 31.5” by 21.5”. That’s big enough for a laptop, a coffee, a notebook, and even a picture of your pet. It will brighten up any corner you put it in, and it has a storage space below the desktop for supplies. Beyond the home office, it makes a great little workstation in the kitchen for paying bills or making grocery lists.

And Jaswig Nomad Standing Desk can be yours for $325.

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We hope this guide has helped you turn those dials and figure out which adjustable standing desk, or standing desk converter is right for you. If you need help convincing your boss or HR team to help you pay for your new desk, we have some great information for you here.

Want more help deciding? Get in touch with any questions. We love talking about how you can get a move on at work.