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UPLIFT Solid Wood Samples

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The UPLIFT Solid Wood Samples give you an up close look at all of the available woods that you can pair with one of our UPLIFT 900 Solid Wood Sit-Stand Desks: Cedar, Mesquite, Knotty Alder (natural and dark-stained), Ash (natural and dark-stained), Cherry, Maple, Walnut, Pecan (natural and dark-stained), White Oak, Sipo Mahogany, and a premium Bamboo. These samples are 12'' x 6.5'' and are the same thickness as the actual top that comes with our adjustable-height desks. We understand that our photos of the solid wood desktops may not be enough to make your decision, so we offer the UPLIFT Solid Wood Samples for you to experience these beautiful woods first hand; an important factor for some when making a decision.

This is not a purchase of the samples - we ship you the set and enclose a return shipping label. We ask that you return the samples back to us within 3 days of receipt. The charge for sample kit is our cost to ship to you, then back to us. You are only paying our shipping and handling costs and are refunded completely when you buy a complete solid wood desk!*

Please note, because we have only a limited number of UPLIFT Solid Wood Sample kits available, when you place your order, timelines can vary depending on sample set availability. Feel free to contact us at 800-531-3746 before ordering to confirm availability.

Choose the free shipping option at checkout and use coupon code FREESAMPLES to remove the $9.99 shipping fee from this order.

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We have three kits for you to choose from, depending on the types of woods you're interested in:

  • NTV: Cedar and mesquite only. This kit contains our native solid woods, which are available with or without a barkline.
  • SLD: Dark and natural knotty alder, dark and natural ash, dark and natural pecan, cherry, maple, walnut, white oak, and premium bamboo. These are not available with a barkline on the full desk, and will have square sides.
  • FULL: This kit includes all our wood samples.

All woods are pictured below:

Check out our beautifully handcrafted solid wood UPLIFT Desks! Solid Wood Samples

UPLIFT Height Adjustable Standing Desk Frame - 2-Leg
List Price: $759.00
Our Price: $469.00
UPLIFT Standing Desk with Solid Wood Top
List Price: $2,038.00
Our Price: $1,199.00
UPLIFT 900 Four-Leg Adjustable-Height Standing Desk Base
List Price: $1,200.00
Our Price: $988.00

The UPLIFT Solid Wood Samples contains a generous sample of each wood, from the rich mesquite, to the sustainable bamboo, this kit will ensure that you are happy with your selection. All tops are hand-crafted and meticulously inspected by experienced wood workers, right here in Austin, Texas. With the UPLIFT Solid Wood Samples, you can easily match existing furniture and get that perfect, natural look for your workstation.

Features - UPLIFT Solid Wood Samples

  • Sample of each wood included in kit: Cedar, Mesquite, Knotty Alder (natural and dark-stained), Ash (natural and dark-stained), Cherry, Maple, Walnut, Pecan (natural and dark-stained), White Oak, Sipo Mahogany, and Bamboo. Samples are the same thickness as actual desktops
  • Prepaid return shipping label included
  • Handcrafted by our local wood workers here in Austin, Texas
  • Cost of kit is refunded upon purchase of solid wood desk*

UPLIFT Solid Wood Samples Specifications

Sample size 12'' x 6.5''
Number of samples 10
Shipping weight 30 lbs

*Offer can not be combined with other coupons or discounts.

Video Review - Cedar vs Mesquite Native Wood Tops

See two of our most popular real wood desktops by clicking on the video below:

Barkline Edges - Cedar vs Mesquite Native Wood Tops

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 that 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 add a natural feel to your work space.


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.

UPLIFT 900 Desk bark line edge detail options

Mesquite Barkline Edge Imperfections

Professor Ergo's Thoughts:

The UPLIFT Solid Wood tops can be paired with different height adjustable desks, and are a great way to enhance the look of your work area. The beauty of a thick, handcrafted, solid wood top adds a natural look to your office can increase work productivity, reduce stress, and add a professional look to any office environment.

UPLIFT Height Adjustable Sit Stand Desk
Original Price: $899.00
Our Price: $599.00
UPLIFT Treadmill Desk with Solid Wood Top
Original Price: $3,965.00
Our Price: $2,028.00
UPLIFT Height Adjustable Standing Desk Frame - 2-Leg
Original Price: $759.00
Our Price: $469.00
Stand2Learn Standing Desk Footrest
Original Price: $149.00
Our Price: $119.00

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