Sitting for most of the day can wreak havoc on multiple systems in the body, which is why it's a good idea to switch up your postures as you work. With the UPLIFT Four-Leg Adjustable-Height Standing Desk, you can start working in a new direction - upright.
The stability of four legs gives you enough lifting capacity to elevate heavier desktops and even conference tables up to 530 pounds, and the security that your sit-to-stand workstation will be steady and reliable through all of your sit-to-stand transitions.
A powerful motor in each leg quietly yet assuredly lifts your work surface to your preferred levels, giving you health benefits like better circulation and improved mental focus in one ergonomic package.
With over a dozen desktop options for you to choose from, building your custom standing desk will rejuvenate your office as you outfit your workstation for more ideal ergonomics. Pair with our GREENGUARD Certified laminate tops or treat yourself to a beautiful solid wood top, in species like maple, walnut, or pecan, for a luxurious workstation the whole office can appreciate.
Accessorizing your adjustable height desk is easier than ever and we have some of the best ergo-friendly tools on the market to get you working at the best levels for your body.
UPLIFT height adjustable desks meet or exceed all applicable section requirements of ANSI/BIFMA X5.5-2008 Desk Product Test Standards, which means that your desk conforms to the safety and durability requirements set forth by BIFMA. Download our test results here.
- Three-stage frame delivers 25.5" of height adjustment and is 33% quicker than a two-stage frame
- Each leg comes with its own motor for more strength, safety, and reliability
- Comes with a version 4 control box with new features
- Hall effect sensor in the frame senses resistance and reverses frame direction for safety
- Standard keypad features push and hold up/down buttons or upgrade to advanced digital memory keypad
- Low-draw power transformer requires minimal electricity when desk is in use
- Different desktops available – choose from GREENGUARD Certified laminates to solid wood
- Local and globally sourced parts are assembled and shipped from Austin, Texas
- Note: Bamboo desktop colors may vary due to the unique and natural variations in bamboo
|Height range (not including desktop thickness)||23.5'' - 49'' H|
|Desktop thickness||0.75" - 1.75" depending on desktop type|
|Minimum frame dimensions||44" W x 30" D|
|Travel speed||1.5" per second (varies - slowest with maximum load) with soft start/stop actuator motors|
|Noise level||50 decibels during motion|
|Weight capacity||530 lbs (Weight capacity assumes that weight is distributed evenly between the desk legs)|
|Keypad||Advanced digital keypad with 4 memory positons is available
2-button up/down keypad comes standard
|Adjustable foot leveling studs||3/8" adjustment for uneven flooring|
|Voltage||Input: 120 V
Output: 30 V
|Transformer power||200 W (0.2 W on standby)|
|Power supply current||5 amps|
|BIFMA/ANSI X5.5-2008 Certified||Yes - completely meets all requirements of BIFMA/ANSI X5.5-2008 Test Sections 4.3, 4.5, 5.2-5.5, 6.0, 7.0, 8.0 & 15.0.|
|Environmental certifications||ISO 14001, RoHS & CE compliant|
|Warranty||7-year warranty on the entire desk frame, which includes the motor, frame, controller, switch, electronics and mechanisms. Optional extended warranty available when selecting desk options|
- I have the advanced keypad with memory presets, and when I touch one of the presets my desk only moves a fraction of an inch and doesn't go all the way to the preset height. Is there something wrong with my keypad?
At one time, our 4-leg frames did not have the built-in safety feature of being able to automatically stop when they sensed an obstruction while raising or lowering, so the one-touch feature was not enabled for safety reasons. However, our new 4-leg frames do have this feature and now have one-touch capability! Older 4-leg frames can be upgraded to this functionality by purchasing a new Control Box. All of the benefits of the Advanced Keypad, including one-touch functionality and control box programming, are available on any UPLIFT desk with a control box that has the programming code 99.039.14.0032 (2-leg), 99.046.14.0070 (3-leg), or 99.052.09.0019 (4-leg) printed on the sticker located near the power socket. If your control box has this number on the sticker and the one-touch feature is not working, you may simply need to change the programming from press-and-hold to one-touch. Download our Programming Your UPLIFT Desk PDF for instructions on changing the memory presets from one-touch to press-and-hold (constant-touch), locking the keypad, and setting new lower or upper height limits
- What is different about the new frame?
If you bought your 4-leg desk in early 2018, you have the newest UPLIFT Desk 4-leg desk frame design, which comes with their version 4 control boxes and boasts crossbars that stabilize heavier desktops. Customers who have questions about their desk or want to how they can upgrade to the newest version can reach out to our Support Team to get more information.
- How do I tell which version of control box is on my desk?
You can easily confirm which version of control box you have on your UPLIFT Desk by taking a peek at the silver label on it. If that sticker says v4.1, v4.2, or v4.3, you have the newest version 4 control box, which comes with new features!
- What features do I get on the version 4 control box?
UPLIFT Desk's version 4 control boxes come with a handy new safety feature: Collision Sensitivity. This feature lets users set the sensitivity for their desks, so when adjusting, the desk stops when it touches an object, instead of raising and lowering, which can cause accidents and knock over objects. Keypad Lockout is another exciting new feature that makes the desk even safer. Keep unwanted hands from adjusting the desk when this feature is activated. Users will be able to toggle quickly between One-Touch and Constant-Touch modes with just a few buttons, in addition to being able to switch between inches and centimeters on the keypad.
- Why are three-stage frames better than two-stage frames?
That has to do with the 3 spindles UPLIFT Desk uses in each of their legs versus the standard 2 you find on other height adjustable desk frames on the market today. Because of this extra spindle, UPLIFT Desks are a full 33% quicker to adjust! In addition, three-stage frames offer users a higher range of height adjustability, so they suit a wider variety of people, from petites to the very tall, even kids! And if you plan on adding a treadmill to your workstation in the future, a three-stage frame is a must-have to give you the extra height you need to raise it high enough to use the machine.
- What is the benefit of four legs over two?
If you are worried that the large carrying capacity of the 2-Leg UPLIFT Desk will not be enough to meet your needs, then you'll want to choose the 4-Leg frame. This beast of a frame has a motor in each leg and can hold up to 530 lbs of weight, as long as it is evenly distributed across the desktop. In comparison, the 2-Leg frame has a carrying capacity of 355 lbs.
- Can I add more legs to my desk for even more support?
We cannot add more legs to your desk. Each 4-Leg Desk uses two control boxes to coordinate the movement of all four legs. There is only one port to connect the two control boxes, and there is no way to add a third box in order to support two more legs.
- Is it difficult to connect up all the legs?
Our 4-Leg Desks are just as easy to put together as our 2-Leg Desks, you will only have to route more connecting wires between all four legs.
- A 4-Leg Desk is better than a 2-Leg Desk, right?
The 4-Leg Desk provides additional stability, but you will still get an extremely stable 2-Leg Desk if you go the standard route. The main benefit of the 4-leg desk is its heavy carrying capacity. However, most people do not need up to 530 lbs of carrying capacity for their office desk.
- Do I need a crossbar?
Yes, if you use the standard crossbar rail assembly.
- How many pounds can this hold?
The UPLIFT 4-Leg Desk can hold up to 530 lbs.
- What's so special about having a motor in each leg?
All UPLIFT Desks boast a motor in each leg, so you can rest assured your desk is the safest, quietest, strongest, and most reliable desk you can buy. Most electric sit-stand desks on the market only have a single motor. Don't settle for anything less than the best, go with UPLIFT Desk for the complete desk package.
- What kind of activities would this desk be good for?
The UPLIFT 4-Leg Desk is recommended if you have a lot of heavy equipment on your desk that might exceed the weight capacity of a 2-Leg Desk, such as heavy music equipment or a large quilting machine.
- Will I need two people to put my desk together?
Yes, you will definitely need two people to assemble your height-adjustable 4-Leg desk. Not only can they help you attach the legs to the desk more quickly, you will also need an extra set of hands when you turn your desk right-side up after assembly.
- How loud is this desk when it is moving?
The UPLIFT 4-Leg Desk emits 50 decibels of sound during motion. Your office mates may not even notice that you've moved your desk as this level of sound falls somewhere in between a refrigerator and a computer.
- I've assembled my desk but it won't move, help?
The first thing you will want to check is that all of your wires are properly connected. If any of the legs wires are not properly connected, then your entire desk will not function. If you are still having trouble after plugging everything in again, just give us a call and we will troubleshoot with you.
- What will you do if my desk breaks down within the warranty period, will you send someone out to repair it or just ship me a new desk?
If your desk breaks within the next seven years, we will send you replacement parts at no cost and walk you through the reinstallation steps over the phone. We do not send technicians out to service our desks.
- What is the difference between 1" thick bamboo and premium bamboo?
Our 1" Thick Bamboo Desktop is made from UV-cured bamboo and is available in stock for quick shipment. The premium bamboo is 1.5" thick and is custom made-to-order by our woodworkers when you place your order. In addition, our bamboo desktops are made with carbonized bamboo, which gives them a beautiful honey-caramel color.
- Why are the lead times so much longer on the solid wood desktops?
Our Solid Wood Desktops are handmade after each order is placed. The long lead time allows for the wood to be cut, fashioned, finished, and cured before being shipped to you.
- What is reclaimed wood?
Our Reclaimed Wood Desktops use Douglas fir or Teak taken from old building sites. This wood has had a lifetime to harden and is heartier than newly harvested solid wood.
- How much height will the casters add to my desk?
The casters will add 1.5" of height to your desk. They are a great option if you need to move your desk around frequently.
- What is the difference between the Eco desktop and laminate?
The Eco Desktop is made from 100% recycled wood MDF that has been powder coated to provide a seamless finish. It is more scratch resistant than laminate. The laminate desktop is made from multiple layers that have been treated under high pressure. It has a band around the edge and is not seamless. This type of desktop is more resistant to moisture or spills.
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I generally require a pretty massive desk. My desktop consists of the computer itself, two 27" monitors and a 40", on Ergotron mounts, a couple bookshelf speakers, and whatever junk happens to be on my desk at the time. I've taken a couple attempts at the standing desk before, with brands that you find at most commercial office furniture stores, that run around $1K for frame and top. I found that, due to the stability of the solutions, I rarely stood and they became glorified standard desks. Those experiences left me burned a bit, so on my third attempt to find a standing desk I isolated my search only to four leg models. There aren't many of them on the market, so the Uplift here quickly gained my attention.
I ordered it with the black frame, reclaimed Douglas Fir top, in 80"x30", and opted to add casters and the advanced memory controller. I'm local to Austin, so it was delivered by The Human Solution rather than a third party carrier, and the driver carried everything inside for me. Assembly consists of approximately forty screws, many of which are hex head, so I used a 1/4" impact with the appropriate bits on low speed to make quick work of it. The holes were pre-drilled on the underside of the top, but at least half a dozen failed to line up properly so I pre-drilled my own to avoid splitting or other issues. I do not consider this to be a major issue, but it is one one of the reasons I am choosing to give it four instead of five stars. After assembling the desk, I cabled everything up and used the included ties to secure them. That part is kind of left to your discretion, and I chose to cable it in such a way to leave room for a power distribution strip I later mounted under the top.
The top itself is beautiful. As mentioned, I chose the reclaimed Douglas Fir, and they did a very nice job of working on it. As it is reclaimed, it has filler like one would expect in various places, and generally it was done nicely. There are a few places where I wish they would have feathered it, because perfect circles of black filler don't look natural and tend to catch my eye. Again, this is just a small nitpick: it's a reclaimed top so I don't expect perfection and it is still beautiful, so this is not worth fretting over.
Now, on to the most important part of the desk for me: the stability. I have two 27" monitors on a Ergotron LX dual-arm mount, and a hacked together Ergotron knock-off arm attached to the top of a 3' pole clamped to the back of the desk that supports a 40" monitor. As you can imagine, that's inherently unstable and is going to vibrate horribly on any unstable surface. Where on the two leg desks it was unusable, on this desk the vibration is barely noticeable. Leaning on the desk at my standard height of 43.5" will cause it to move a tiny bit, and the same goes for the smaller monitors when the arms are at full extension, but it is far from problematic and is substantially better than the previous standings desks I have used. In fact, I can't say it is much worse than in the seated position. It would probably be even more stable if not for casters and carpet, but it is perfectly usable as is and I am thrilled to have it be as sturdy as it is.
The controls act as you would expect, and I don't have much to say about them. I was pleasantly surprised at how smooth the motors are and how well the legs stay in sync since we're working with four independent motors here.
Overall, this is a 4.5 star desk for me. I would give it a perfect five, but feel something should be deducted for the couple minor complaints I have about it; that being said, I highly recommend this desk to anyone looking for a stable, smooth, and beautiful standing desk.
I uploaded a photo of my setup to http://i.imgur.com/EK8OQXQ.jpg
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