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Remember when the Kindergarten version of you hadn’t quite mastered the art of witty retorts so you fell back on a canned one? You probably used the “I’m rubber, you’re glue” rhyme at least once or twice in these situations, if not more. Rubber may not sound like the most durable of materials but you sure thought it was tough when you were younger. It turns out your younger self was actually kind of right. Latex rubber is produced from the sap of the Hevea tree, also known as the rubber tree or rubber plant, and is used to make all sorts of products. Its ability to take a hit and bounce back is pretty impressive as far as materials go. Sadly, rubber trees only produce the sap for a limited number of years. Around the ages of 25-30 their production decreases drastically. So what happens to the noble rubber tree at the end of its rubber producing cycle? Well it turns out that the trees themselves are actually comprised of a very sturdy hardwood - rubberwood - and when you have such great crafting material, why let it go to waste?
At UPLIFT Desk, the retired rubber trees have a second life as a desktop with a unique aesthetic. That’s right. After a lifetime of producing everything from balloons to hot water bottles, the rubber tree can now spend its retirement as a beautiful addition to your office décor. The grains of rubberwood tend to be very mild but there’s enough variation to give the desktop a very interesting but subtly rustic look. Aside from the visual appeal, rubberwood is also super sturdy and the trees themselves grow relatively quickly, making these one of the more sustainable desktops on the market today.
Of course, we’ll be putting this unique desktop on one of our three-stage UPLIFT frames so not only will you be able to sit and work, you’ll also be able to stand at will to relieve any fatigue or loss of focus brought on by sitting. And with 355 pounds of lifting capacity, the UPLIFT Rubberwood Solid Wood Sit-Stand Desk can accommodate a wide range of workspace needs. The pricing for one of our Rubberwood Solid Wood Desks starts at $724, which is a little more than one of our laminate or bamboo tops but it’s well worth it for durability and a solid wood look. As always if your interest is piqued and you have more questions, don’t hesitate to contact our team at 800-531-3746 for all the answers and all of the great service you’ve come to expect!
Everyone’s all about collaboration these days with a few exceptions. No need to get into those, this isn’t that kind of blog. But something this new focus has led to is the rise of the "open office" model. No cubicles, no walls, just a large room full of people who can freely communicate with each [...] Read More »
We've been telling you for years that sitting at work all day isn't good for you, so it's exciting to see a major newspaper like the L.A. Times spreading the word. In fact, we seem to be so much in sync with the West Coast's paper of record that they even recommended our favorite and [...] Read More »
Have you felt a little overwhelmed researching and shopping for an adjustable-height desk? What makes one brand better than another? What are the main differences in features? What are you getting for the price? When will it ship? What info do you need that you may not know to ask about? We understand that it's [...] Read More »
YouTuber Michael Kory has detailed his journey over the years towards total health and fitness. For the past six years, he's dedicated himself to healthy living, sharing his advice and experience with his many inspired subscribers. He points out that even with all of his physical activity, long-term sitting has negative consequences, which were starting [...] Read More »
In today's guest post, Ryan Brady describes the process of making his own top to go with our UPLIFT base, and discusses the benefits he's already noticed from switching positions throughout the day.I’ve spent the last 15 years of my life as a software engineer, sitting every day. In the last couple of years, I’ve [...] Read More »
We're thrilled to welcome Jeffrey Bryan, from Austin Independent School District to the blog. Jeffrey teaches technology classes for middle schoolers and thought that the UPLIFT Sit-Stand Desk might help his students and make for a more dynamic classroom. Here, he shares his experience. Middle school is an important time. In many ways, you’re never freer [...] Read More »
With all of the buzz that’s going on about height-adjustable sit-stand desks lately, a lot of people have found themselves on the hunt for one of these modern office marvels. But which species is best suited for your particular home or office environment? Here’s the breakdown. Our first specimen is the pneumatic desk. These desks operate [...] Read More »
With working from home becoming more and more popular, many of our customers are faced with the task of fitting their office into small spaces. Trying to squeeze a complete 2-leg height adjustable desk into a living room or bedroom can easily eat up most of your free space, creating an uncomfortable and claustrophobic work [...] Read More »
If you read the blog regularly, you have probably noticed how much we love the UPLIFT 900 Height-adjustable Desk. We have not only praised it as being part of a healthy workplace, but we’ve also posted pictures of different versions of this outstanding desk, like the Stainless Steel UPLIFT 900. We have also received [...] Read More »
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