Does one of your customers have an old and vintage desktop that’s being saved for a special purpose? Or a good piece of lumber that they’ve been holding on to? There are various options they can consider. Like turning it into a height adjustable study table for their little one, or an adjustable standing desk for their study. With LoctekMotion lifting columns and standing desk frames, this task is easier than they’ve ever imagined.
LoctekMotion has a wide variety of standing desk frames that are designed to suit your own unique tastes. These standing desk frames are easy to use. All you need to do is assemble the frame – a few simple steps are all that’s required here, and then bolt it to a tabletop of your choice. What you have is an adjustable standing desk with push-button height adjustment, impressive capacity for weight and great value for money.
A DIY approach helps you save on costs while also adding an element of personalization. Building your own adjustable standing desk can be fulfilling while also giving you the flexibility of working with your choice of colors and materials. Nevertheless, the question that many first timers have is how to select the right size standing desk frame for an existing desk surface.
You’re probably all excited about getting to pairing a DIY surface to a standing desk frame, but there are a few things you need to consider first. While it is easy no doubt, especially for people who want a certain kind of look, it is not for everyone. Read on to know all about pairing a DIY surface with a LoctekMotion standing desk frame.
1.Zeroing in on the Right Desk Surface
Whether your customers plan on taking the easy route by placing an order for desk surfaces of their choice, or they prefer to go all out and DIY the whole project, there are plenty of options available. Repurposing their current desk is something you can suggest. Other great alternatives for surface tops would be an old vintage desk, a sturdy old door or even a piece of lumber that they may have saved.
2.The Right Surface Material
When using a DIY surface for standing desks, your customers will need to pay heed to the material that they will be using. While there are countless options available in the market, they need to ensure that the material they select will suit their needs. Maybe they’re building an adjustable study table for a child or a convertible worktable for their study, or an adjustable desk for the theatre. Whatever the purpose, selecting the right materials is essential.
3.The Right Hardware
Your customers will need to do their homework before setting out on their DIY shopping expedition. Most brands usually include the required hardware, when customers purchase a standing desk frame. However, they might not necessarily work on the surface your customers plan on using, basis the length of the hardware and the thickness of the surface. So, guide them and make sure they have all the right measurements in place and ensure they get the appropriate hardware. You do not want them damaging an elegant and classy surface by using screws and nails of the wrong size.
4.Matching the Top to the Frame
A common question most customers have is about finding that perfect match – the right size top for the right size frame. While this does depend on personal preferences, they need to ensure that the size of the surface or tabletop is as wide and as deep as the dimensions of the standing desk frame. Generally, a small overhang is recommended on either side of the frame, in order to prevent splitting of surfaces. Another good point they might want to consider is using a surface that is as deep as the foot length of the standing desk frame. This helps prevent tripping and is also pleasing to the eye.
While getting hands on is a great idea, suggest that they consider alternatives, if the DIY approach does not take off or end up as planned. While it is not very difficult to source for a laminate surface, they should bear in mind that it is much more economical to ship the surface and frame together, than just a desktop.
Putting Surface and Frame Together
Once customers have the standing desk frame as well as the right surface, the next question would be – how to put two and two together. The absence of pre-drilled holes might pose a problem. While pre-drilling holes into the surface is an option, it is not usually recommended since there are high chances of the surface getting scarred or damaged.
So, what do they do?
At LoctekMotion, we always recommend that the standing desk frame is assembled first. This is simple and can be done with the help of accompanying “how to” guide. Once the assembling is done, just flip the surface and the frame upside down and proceed to align. Consider centering the frame to the width of the surface.
A tip that’s known to do the trick – the quickest way to align a frame to the surface, is by placing them both upside down, frame on surface and pushing them against a wall. A straight wall helps you visually align the frame to the surface. Placing the frame, a little towards the back than the exact center allows for more leg room.
Once the alignment appears satisfactory, they can get set to drill using self-tapping wood screws and a cordless grill to make it a wee bit convenient.
To Sum it Up
While pairing a standing desk frame to a surface of your choice is not all that difficult, it can be time consuming and appear complex. By incorporating the tips and suggestions mentioned above, building a DIY adjustable standing desk might be smooth sailing. Your customer will end up with his or her very own customized desk as opposed to the standard ones available in the market.