Customers Get Creative with Desktops on DIY Standing Desks

Customers Get Creative with Desktops on DIY Standing Desks

Posted by Human Solution on Mar 12th 2014

Customer DIY top, UpLift 900 base
Trent's DIY top with our UPLIFT 3-leg sit-stand base.

A little while ago, my colleague Pete showed you our pedestal desk with a customer's beautiful DIY top. We've got another gorgeous do-it-yourself desk, this time a large L-shaped. This one was made by Trent Turk, CEO of GeoSurvey Ltd. in Marietta, Georgia. Take a look at Trent's before-and-after for some inspiration!

Before the UpLift 950
Trent's old desk: nice but not height-adjustable.
DIY top on UpLift 950 base
The desk in progress, pre-edging and pre-stain.

Trent had a nice desk to begin with, but of course it did not have any standing capabilities. So he got to work creating a top to pair with our 3-leg height-adjustable desk frame.

As you can see above, instead of a standard L-shape, Trent added a straight edge in front and some nice detail to the edges, then finished it off with a rich, glossy stain. Masterpiece!

Of building his own top, Trent says:

"It was an adventure, and I absolutely LOVE my desk now that I’ve used it for a few weeks. I love the ability to mix up my position during the day, varying from standing to sitting in a drafting chair. Best of all, I no longer have any back issues at all. I can’t stress enough how much more enjoyable my workday has become since I migrated from sitting down all day to the new desk. I make it to lunch usually without sitting down – and it doesn't even seem like a burden at all. Actually, I’m much more productive."

Trent's experience with making the transition to a sit-stand desk is on par with the enthusiastic reactions we typically hear from customers, and expresses how all of us here feel as well. It's truly a life-changer to be able to unshackle yourself from your chair.

If you've made a desktop to pair with one of our bases, we'd love to hear from you too! Send your photos to, and share your skillz.

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