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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!
It’s always nice to get a shout out in an unexpected place. At Human Solution, we were delighted to find ourselves mentioned in a recent New York Times interview with the editor-in-chief of The Wirecutter. For those of you who aren’t "in the know", The Wirecutter is a site that reviews and recommends a wide range of products, from [...] Read More »
In the day and age of large open offices it’s easy to forget that most small businesses starting out don’t have the kind of capital for that kind of space. These businesses end up taking up residence in small office with limited space and in some cases, built in furniture. There’s nothing worse than being stuck with a desk [...] Read More »
I can’t say I’ve ever been happy sitting in a chair all day. During college, working at my first company, and starting my own inbound marketing agency eight years ago, I’ve spent roughly 30% of my time over the past decade in front of a computer. My posture was slipping, I was uncomfortable, and at [...] Read More »
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 »
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It seems like only a month since we celebrated a parent. And it was so nice we’re doing it twice with the impending arrival of Father’s Day. We still love Mom lots but this weekend Daddy gets a day to shine. And by shine I mean be showered in an abundance of gifts ranging from [...] Read More »
It’s always a little jarring when you’re at the office just typing away the day and all of a sudden you hear a stream of expletives followed by an “OH, GOD WHY?!?!?” Yup. Your generic hypothetical coworker just reaped the results of months of bad posture. We’ll call him Steve. Steve is now clutching his [...] Read More »
Feet are important. You need them to run, walk, swim, gross out your siblings, and, of course, stand. Your standing desk is a lot like you, for it too gets its stability from its feet.Even more so if you have an adjustable standing desk. This is why a surprising amount of thought goes into the [...] 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 »
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