Size Matters: EFFYDESK Gets Real with Reddit’s FAQ on Standing Desks
Thinking About Switching to a Standing Desk?
Ever since Canada’s social distancing rules were introduced back in March, EFFYDESK has seen a huge influx in office workers, online content creators, and business owners (or basically anyone working remotely) who are choosing to take a stand with adjustable sit-stand desks.
Besides for lowering your risk of weight gain and obesity, standing desks an also reduce back pain from sitting at an uncomfortable office chair all day.
Here’s what our customer and Reddit user “dagnolet” had to say about her brand new Business model EFFYDESK:
“Desk took under an hour to assemble (female/alone). The frame itself is quite sturdy and the motor runs smooth with the height adjustments.”
But for those who are new to the concept of standing desks, you’re probably wondering:
“What’s all the hype about standing desks?”
In this article, we’ll be answering some of Reddit’s most recent, frequently asked questions from the /r/StandingDesk and /r/StandingDesks subreddits.
We’ll cover everything you need to know about standing desk ergonomics, so you can make an informed decision when it’s time to purchase your very own height-adjustable, electric standing desk.
Now without further ado, let’s get started!
5. Overwhelmed by Options! “How do I choose the best standing desk for me?”
From Ikea to Amazon, to EFFYDESK and more, a quick Google search for “standing desk canada” generally results in hundreds of options for you to choose from.
Some other common search queries from our customers also often include: “Best standing desk for home office”, “adjustable standing computer desk”, and “sit stand desk Canada”. Any of these sound familiar?
Besides for Googling standing desk styles online, you might even hop on a forum thread or two to ask for buying advice from other fellow desk lovers, who will likely respond with brand names and a raving review of a product, but where should you go from there?
How will you know if anyone’s recommendations are right for you, besides for actually spending money and trying out the desks themselves? We have all the answers for you.
EFFYDESK understands that purchasing a standing desk is not a one-and-done shopping experience.
Purchasing a standing desk is a valuable investment you’ll make for a lifetime, as it can help to improve your health as well as your home office. That’s why EFFYDESK simplifies the product collection down to the core essentials you’ll need for an ideal ergonomic workstation and lifestyle.
We also offer a free 30-day trial for you to test things out and make sure your new standing desk is one that you’ll love!
EFFYDESK also makes it easy for you to custom-design the perfect standing desk to suit any of your needs.
Whether you need a sit stand desk strictly for work, for gaming, or simply for reading and writing from your bedroom, any one of the three options from our standing desk collection can help you get things done both productively and comfortably in your workspace.
Whether you’re purchasing a standing desk for the very first time or you’re on your way to adding additional sit stand desks for your home office, EFFYDESK’s got something special in store for you.
4. Buying a standing desk for the first time? Start here.
EFFYDESK keeps things simple.
If you take a quick look at our EFFYDESK standing desks collection, you’ll notice our shop has 3 signature styles for you to choose from: The Home Office edition, the Business Office edition, and, finally, the Executive Office edition.
a. Ask yourself what you’ll use your desk for.
If you’re using computer more of the time, opt for standing desk and add an adjustable monitor mount for optimum comfort while working. No strained necks here!
If you have lots of paperwork to deal with, try a bigger surface so you can spread your work out. For a combination of both computer and paperwork, Business-Know-How recommends an L-shaped desk like EFFYDESK’s Executive Model, which will accommodate both your computer and your paperwork.
b. Think about how many things you like on your tabletop.
Are you most productive when you just have a computer and a coffee mug on your desk? A small workspace might be perfect for you.
Are you an action-figure enthusiast who enjoys seeing all their favourite characters lined up by their desktop? Maybe opt for a larger workspace.
EFFYDESKs come in 3 sizes, so you can pick the size that fits your needs!
c. Finally, the fun part—choose the colours for your new electric standing desk!
EFFYDESK frames come in three colours: black, white, and grey.
The tabletops have a beautiful oak pattern and come in three types to match your room’s décor: black, white, and classic wood.
Mix and match frame colours and table top colours to get the desk that best complements your workspace and room aesthetics.
3. Safety, Security & Durability: ”How sturdy are sit-stand desks?”
Another common question from first-time standing desk buyers concerns sturdiness.
Many customers worry about the “wobble” that a standing desk often experiences when it’s raised to its full height. A shaky desk doesn’t sound too reassuring, does it?
It’s important to understand that most standard desk legs are made with thin steel, which is what actually causes the wobble at higher adjustments.
A good, sturdy desk like EFFYDESK’s business model is made with reinforced square columns, which give it extra stability, and less “wobble”, even at its maximum height. With longer and wider desk feet, this model is extra thickset compared to the industry standard.
Next, let’s talk about durability.
Most electric standing desks are equipped with a single motor, which moves the table top to the desired height. EFFYDESK’s seasoned engineers design our products to last. With two motors to do the heavy lifting, instead of one, our dual-motor system will take you through 12-15 years of daily use!
EFFYDESK also includes a safety feature so the desks’ mighty motors don’t run amok.
The control box is equipped with sensors to prevent adjustment if the desk is not level or if the desk encounters any resistance on the way down. This prevents anything from getting crushed under the desk!
2. Size Matters: “What if I have a small office space? Will a standing desk still fit?”
The short answer is: YES!
Although Houzz recommends getting the largest desk you can fit in your space for optimal productivity, that can get tricky if you’re working with a limited area. In this case, opt for a smaller standing desk that fits your space.
EFFYDESK’s standing desks come in 3 sizes. (If you’re ever unsure, feel free to shoot us a message on Facebook or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire further about exact metrics and specs!)
Whether your standing desk is a workstation in a corner of your home office or a battle-station for gaming in your bedroom, getting a small standing desk to fit your needs is totally doable. Since standing desks move straight up and straight down, you don’t have to worry about creating extra space to move your desk around.
PRO TIP: Just make sure to consider the workspace to fit in an ergonomic office chair like this one, because you’ll want a comfy seating area to recline to after standing for a while.
1. Height Doesn’t: “Am I too tall/short for a standing desk?”
That’s the beauty of standing desks—many of them are electric and motorized, making it easy to adjust your workspace to any height at the push of a button.
However, you may have come across desks from our competitors which only provide you with two manual settings: “sitting” and “standing.” These desks are set to two standard heights for people of all sizes.
However, as you can imagine, this poses problems for people who aren’t “standard” height. In addition, incorrect desk adjustments can lead to joint pain and tense muscles after hours of improper posture.
According to Healthline, the average height for men in Canada is 5’10, and the average height for women is 5’4. This means that a desk height has to change between the average man and the average woman—and 6 inches of height is nothing to sneeze at!
Here at EFFYDESK, every desk has a full range of heights available. With up to 2.5 feet of height variation available, our desks can comfortably accommodate anyone from 4’6 to 6’7, and anywhere in between!
Working From Home? EFFYDESK is Here to Help!
At EFFYDESK — we design, mould and deliver the best Electric Standing Desk for professional or personal use. Our award-winning ergonomic office chairs ensure that office workers are protected against desk job damage, and are well-equipped to maximize efficiency and morale in the workplace — wherever that may be for you.
Browse our signature Standing Desks, Office Chairs and Monitor Mounts designed to boost workplace productivity, so you can get more done, more comfortably. For local Vancouver customers: EFFYDESK offers fast and reliable installations, too! Claim your 30-day free trial today.
To learn more about EFFYDESK’s products and services, be sure to check out our FAQ page or browse the blog archive for other helpful articles on ergonomics in the workplace.