Measuring Tips

Find Your Perfect Desk

There is no science involved in determining what is the correct height of a standing desk should be. There are only rules of thumb. Always start at elbow height (your elbow to the floor) and experiment from there. If you are ordering a desk with a sloped desktop it is very important to remember you have a 4" slope from the front lip to the back ledge. So, your work area is going to be 2" higher than what you order because we measure to the front lip. If you order a desk 44" high the desk will measure 44" at the front lip and slope up. The center of the desk will be 46", and the rear ledge will be 48". On a flat-top desk or a 3-in-1, the flat-top portion would be 44".

Most people find elbow height or an inch below elbow height feels best. However, you must create a makeshift surface at the height that you think will work best for you and experiment with a legal pad, or keyboard, or book and see if that height feels right for you. You can accomplish this by stacking books or boxes on top of your existing desk, Or you might find a shelf in your home or office that is around the correct height for you. Sometimes an adjustable ironing board will go high enough to get you to a comfortable height.

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