Sturdy Manual Adjustable Sit/Stand Desk

Discussion in 'Gaming & Office Furniture' started by bagelnagel, Sep 17, 2018.

  1. bagelnagel

    bagelnagel n00bie

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    While there are quite a few options when it comes to electric sit/stand desks, I'm wondering if anyone has suggestions or recommendations for a manual sit/stand variant. I've looked and found something close in this from Husky (seemingly only available via Home Depot), but it's not as deep as I'd like. Thanks for your time and feedback.
     
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    modi123 [H]ardness Supreme

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    DustMite Limp Gawd

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    I use this one with a slab door on top for the desk. I've been using it for a couple of years now and it is holding up well.
     
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    Why do you want a manual? Most of the "built like a tank" ones are electrical now. I have an uplift and love it.
     
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    Machupo Gravity Tester

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    I use a dr. desk model and it works fine with my P4317Q on a pillar mount. It did have issues when I had three heavy older laptops on the keyboard tray and I leaned on it with some force, but once I swapped out for ultrabooks and got out of the habit of leaning, it has worked great.
     
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    I would think I'd need to buy one at a retail store ... so that I can evaluate the height of the keyboard tray.
    If the height is wrong the whole unit is useless. And you can't know until you try.
     
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    Keyboard trays are so 90's.

    It seems most desks nowadays (including all of ours at work) do not have any keyboard tray. I looked into just buying one to install under my Bekant, and it can be expensive to get a decent one. I kind of miss them, to be honest. I hate the wasted desk space.
     
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    What are your requirements for "sturdy"? Is this for a workshop type environment where you are going to have heavy appliances on the desk? How much weight does it need to hold? What lengthxdepth are you looking for? What is your budget?
     
  10. bagelnagel

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    Sturdy is obviously a very subjective term - the Husky adjustable bench I linked to is something in the area that I'm looking for. I'm not going to be maxing out the weight capacity of that bench, but knowing that having a few large monitors and other accessories won't cause a failure is nice to have. Sturdy for me would also have a lack of wobble when typing or playing games. Something that feels solid. That bench isn't that deep, so something in the 5-6' x 2.5-3' range. Budget is ideally under $300, but it's flexible.
     
  11. bagelnagel

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    My aversion to electric is that you're dependent on motors to lift/lower the desk. From my perspective, manual has less failure points, and probably easier/cheaper to repair if something malfunctions.