The UPLIFT 970 Solid Wood Height-Adjustable Pedestal Stand-Up Desk is an affordable electric sit-to-stand desk solution with a small footprint and a solid wood top that allows you to maximize space without sacrificing style. The slim standing desk base gives you quick, easy electric height adjustment in seconds, and its 165 lbs. lifting capacity is more than enough to lift the beautiful, hand-crafted real wood desktop from a sitting to standing height. The compact size and unique handmade wood top of the UPLIFT 970 Solid Wood Height-Adjustable Pedestal Stand-Up Desk make it ideal as either an accessory standing desk to an existing fixed-height wood desk, or as a primary sit-stand desk for a home or office with limited space.
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UPLIFT 970 Solid Wood Height-Adjustable Pedestal Stand-Up Desks are available in the following standard sizes (Call us at 800-531-3746 for a quote on a custom size wood desktop):
UPLIFT Desks are available in the following Solid Wood and Texas Native Wood stocks. All solid woods will use filler of various colors to fill in knots, bug-holes and imperfections in the wood. The filler is usually black, but other colors may be used at the woodworker's discretion.
Cedar is a beautiful and unique wood, and it is also fairly soft. Please note that applied pressure can result in indentations.
Please note: Certain woods can look lighter when they are new, but will darken over time. Cherry, mesquite, and walnut are especially prone to these natural variations, see a comparison below. Give us a call if you'd like more detailed information: 800-531-3746.
The Cedar and Mesquite Native Wood desktops are available with three different shape options -- Square, Bark Line Front and Square Back, and Bark Line Front and Back. All other Solid Wood desktops are only available Square.
Sides are always square, corners are never sharp, and corner and edge details are as shown in the photos below.
If you want a more consistent surface with less filler, select a Square desk finish. Desks with a straight edge have fewer desk edge imperfections because we cut away the character that exists near the bark of a tree.
If you choose the Bark Line option, you may notice that your desktop has more character towards the outer edge. The Cedar wood with barkline is fairly uniform so you will see wood grain and bark contours. The Mesquite wood barkline is more prone to bug trails. We use a clear or black filler where bug trail marks or cracks occur in Mesquite. If you are selecting the Mesquite wood surface, you can expect some character and filler in the wood at the front edge like in the image below. Note that every desk varies, but customers who visit our retail store always love these tops, with slightly more people favoring the Mesquite top aesthetics. Most people do order the barkline option, as it makes the desk look unique and helps adds a natural feel to your work space.
The Advanced Wire Management Kit is a complete cable organization system for your height-adjustable desk. We developed this kit after years of desk installations. It's a proven way to easily manage all computer and electric desk cords. The kit includes the following items; however you can choose to purchase the under desk wire management tray only instead of the full kit if you prefer just that one part on its own:
Click the video below to get some helpful tips on making the most of your UPLIFT Advanced Wire Management Kit:
Grommet holes can be added to your UPLIFT desk to allow for through-desk cable routing or monitor arm mounting, or can include a power grommet with two AC power outlets. The holes will be drilled at the rear edge of your desk on either the left, right or center, or a combination of the three. For custom grommet hole positions, please call us at 1-800-531-3746.
Wire grommet covers feature flip-top tabs that cover the cord slot when not in use. UPLIFT Power Grommets feature two UL-approved power outlets, a small hole for wires, and 58'' cords. These power grommets give you easy outlet access for peripherals, and allow power sources to move up and down with your desk when going from sitting to standing.
The UPLIFT 970 Height-Adjustable Standing Desk can be ordered with optional casters. The casters come in a set of four, and can be locked to keep the desk stationary, but easily unlocked when you want to roll the desk.
Please note: the casters will add approximately 1.5 inches of height to your desk.
The attached stands that typically come with a new monitor are not ergonomic or adjustable; using a monitor arm will allow you to maintain good posture, avoid eye strain, control monitor position and save desktop space. Most people who purchase a monitor arm say they should have done so years ago.
The UPLIFT Monitor Arm is a stylish, pneumatic monitor arm that provides complete fingertip adjustment for height, depth and lateral movement with an adjustable counterbalance system that allows for easy movement. If you are looking for a dual monitor solution, you have the option of choosing two single UPLIFT Monitor Arms, or an UPLIFT Dual Monitor Arm, with the same great intuitive adjustment. Add an UPLIFT Laptop Mount to raise your laptop to a more comfortable viewing height.
*PLEASE NOTE: Your monitor must fall within the weight range of the model you choose. If your monitor is lighter than the weight range shown, the arm will not be remain at any position lower than highest point. If your monitor is heavier than the weight range shown, the arm will not remain at any position higher than the lowest point. If you are unsure of the weight of your monitor, contact us, and one of our experts will help determine the correct monitor arm for you.
Add an UPLIFT Sit-Stand desk mat to your desk order, and receive an additional discount off the regular mat price. Our UPLIFT Sit-Stand anti-fatigue desk mats are extremely durable and comfortable. The padding is an inch thick and the surface is puncture-proof to withstand high heels or even the wheels of your chair. Choose from a 2' x 3' size or a 3' x 5' size.
Note: If you wish to use your UPLIFT Sit-Stand desk mat as a chair mat as well, you will need the 3' x 5' size.
When using a sit-stand desk, we recommend mounting your computer beneath your desktop to prevent cables from being stretched and pulled out of their ports when moving the desk from sitting to standing positions. We don't recommend leaving your CPU on the floor, as most cords aren't long enough to stretch from a computer placed on the floor to the standing height of your desk. While one option is to place your CPU on top of your desk, a CPU holder allows you to securely attach your computer tower to the bottom of your desktop to free up desk space. For an adjustable CPU holder at a discounted price when bundled with this desk, our own UPLIFT CPU Holder features a 360° swivel mount and a gliding track mechanism for easy access to your computer.
Please note that mounting options are limited when pairing this with a 48'' wide desktop. Please refer to our blog article, which shows the possible configurations. If you still have questions, please give us a call and we would be happy to discuss it with you!
An ergonomic keyboard tray is an excellent accessory for your UPLIFT desk, giving you the freedom to adjust the height and tilt of your keyboard independently from the desk. A keyboard tray will also relieve the strain caused by over-reaching to type and is an excellent way to manage repetitive stress issues. An UPLIFT Desk is available with your choice of two keyboard trays.
The UPLIFT Large Keyboard Tray comes with one 27'' wide surface for your keyboard and mouse side by side. For more flexibility, the UPLIFT Switch Keyboard Tray comes with a 19.75'' wide platform for the keyboard and a separate 9'' diameter surface for the mouse. The mouse platform can easily move to the left or right side for ambidextrous mousing and is also depth adjustable, allowing you to position your mouse closer to your body or farther away without adjusting the rest of the keyboard tray. All necessary mounting hardware is included, including an 11'' track that allows your keyboard tray system to be mounted without interference from the desk's support underneath. While the 11'' track length will not allow you to fully store your tray along the track under your desk, we find that most users never fully retract their tray even if they have that capability.
Adding an UPLIFT Desk Modesty Panel & Cable Management will give your UPLIFT desk's minimalist design an extra level of privacy. This 48'' x 10'' panel easily attaches to a 48'' wide desktop, fitting it perfectly and traveling with it as you move from sitting to standing height, and features a mesh pocket for convenient wire management. The UPLIFT Modesty Panel is available at a discount when bundled with your desk and will help increase under-desk privacy while maintaining your desk's clean, open design.
For a little bit of extra storage, add an UPLIFT Half Circle Desk Drawer at a discounted price when bundled together with your desk. This half-circle-shaped, swiveling drawer easily attaches to the underside of your desktop via a central mount and pivots in either direction, rotating out to give you quick and easy access to smaller accessories that you don't want cluttering up your desktop. Featuring pen and pencil trays, a notepad slot, a tape dispenser, and storage compartments, the 13.6'' W x 7.4'' D x 1.3'' thick UPLIFT accessories drawer will help keep your height adjustable desk cleaner and more organized.
Steelcase, a leader in office furniture for the last century, produces four of the most popular office chairs on the market: the Amia, Think, Leap and Gesture chairs. Each of these chairs is available here with standard black fabric, a black frame and adjustable armrests, and each is backed by Steelcase's 30-day satisfaction guarantee.
Check out our entire chair selection here!
The Muvman Sit-Stand Stool is virtually the perfect accessory for your standing desk. With this ''active seating'' solution, you can take short breaks with your desk at standing height, giving you a third option somewhere between sitting and standing. The Muvman Sit-Stand Stool offers a height adjustable seat, a built-in handle for portability, and a non-slip base for the maximum range of motion with exceptional stability.
We also have a variety of other ergonomic stools that make a great accessory for your UPLIFT Standing Desk.
We are so confident in our product that we back each UPLIFT desk base we ship with a 7-year, all-inclusive warranty, which covers the frame, motor, controller, switch, electronics and mechanisms. You also have the option of upgrading to our 12-year, all-inclusive extended warranty. If you have any issues with your desk base within the warranty period, just give us a call, and we will ship you the necessary replacement parts free of charge. The warranty does not cover normal wear and tear of the desktop surface. Free shipping only available for United States addresses. You can read more details about our industry-leading warranty coverage on our UPLIFT Desk Warranty page.
Choose a free desk accessory when you purchase a full UPLIFT Desk!
All UPLIFT desks ship for free to both commercial locations and residences in the lower 48 states of the US. We don't spring any hidden shipping costs on you during the checkout process. Just place your order, and we'll contact you to arrange the free shipping method that will work best for you.
If you need us to bring your shipment into a specific room of your business or residence, just choose this option and we'll have your desk delivered where you need it.
Please note: This delivery option will add about 1½ to 2 weeks to transit time.
If you need the desk both delivered into a specific room and put together, choose this option and we can arrange for assembly as well. Desk installation services are not available in California. Installation of accessories will incur an extra fee.
Please note: This delivery option will add about 1½ to 2 weeks to transit time.
We deliver most desk orders to Canada for a flat rate. If for some reason this flat rate does not apply to your order, we will contact you to approve any shipping charge adjustments before proceeding.
Our desks can ship to any commercial or residential location outside the lower 48 US states as well. If you are in Alaska, Hawaii, or any international location, choose this option, and we can calculate your shipping cost and contact you for approval. Please note that duties, brokerage fees and taxes will apply to international orders. One less expensive alternative is to purchase just an UPLIFT Desk base that can ship within a business day via UPS ground, and source your desktop locally.
The UPLIFT 970 Solid Wood Height-Adjustable Pedestal Stand-Up Desk is budget-friendly solution for users who want to reap the benefits of periodically standing at work, yet still want their desktop to have the natural look and feel only a real wood top provides. These wood top height-adjustable stand-up desks give you the choice of 10 different beautiful solid woods, all uniquely hand-crafted here in Austin, Texas, by our woodworker using eco-friendly methods and sustainable materials. Small and efficient enough to fit in a limited space, yet sturdy enough to lift the heavy duty wood top along with your computer and desktop accessories in seconds, the UPLIFT 970 Solid Wood Height-Adjustable Pedestal Stand-Up Desk allows you to go from sitting to standing quickly and in style.
Please note: While a pedestal, or single column desk, has a smaller footprint, making it ideal for limited space areas, stability is increased greatly with the addition of a second leg. For our most affordable and stable two-leg desk, check out the UPLIFT 900!
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|Weight capacity||165 lbs|
|Desktop weight||Cedar: 4.4 lbs/sq ft
Mesquite: 8 lbs/sq ft
Alder: 4 lbs/sq ft
Ash: 7 lbs/sq ft
Maple: 8.1 lbs/sq ft
Cherry: 5.3 lbs/sq ft
Walnut: 5.6 lbs/sq ft
Bamboo: 6.1 lbs/sq ft
Pecan: 9.3 lbs/sq ft
White Oak: 7 lbs/sq ft
|Height range including desktop thickness||28.5" to 46.25" H|
|Desktop thickness||Bamboo - 1.5" thick
Solid wood - 1.75'' thick
|Travel rate||0.8" / second|
|Sound Level||45 decibels during motion|
|Power supply||DC power unit|
Available in black only
|Warranty||7-year all-inclusive warranty on the entire desk base, which includes the motor, frame, controller, switch, electronics and mechanisms. Optional extended warranty available when selecting desk options|
Why is UPLIFT priced so low?
Many people ask us how we can afford to sell our high quality UPLIFT line of Height Adjustable Standing Desks and Accessories for such a low price. The answer is simple. With over 12 years experience in the standing desk industry, we have established industry-wide relationships with quality, cost-efficient component manufacturers. Our philosophy is to expand the standing desk to a wider audience by streamlining production - eliminating middle men - and building UPLIFT products in our plant. UPLIFT Desks are assembled in Austin, Texas, and parts are sourced both globally and locally. Enjoy our selection. We know you'll love UPLIFT products - we hope to see you back as a repeat customer!
The UPLIFT 970 Solid Wood Height-Adjustable Pedestal Stand-Up Desk features a smaller pedestal height-adjustable stand-up desk base perfect for fitting into corners or smaller spaces, while the heavy duty, real wood top gives the desk a unique elegance. Periodically shifting from sitting to standing has several proven health and energy level benefits, and the UPLIFT 970 allows you go to a standing position at your workstation in seconds with its smooth, quick height adjustment. Pair the beauty of a solid wood handmade desktop with the efficiency and mobility of an electric pedestal height-adjustable stand-up desk base by adding to or replacing your existing workstation with an UPLIFT 970 Solid Wood Height-Adjustable Pedestal Stand-Up Desk.