Desktop weight and thickness
To avoid warping, ensure that your desktop is at least 25mm thick if opting for anything over 1200mm wide.
If adding monitor arms to your set-up, bear in mind that although most can be fitted with a clamp fixing, not all makes and models offer the same range of adjustment.
If you are going down the route of using an existing desktop, you need to ensure that the frame is either big or small enough to accommodate it. There are fixed-size frames on the market as well as telescopic options.
Both Skyflo and Airflo frames have a telescopic connecting crossbar. Skflo extends to suit desktop sizes from 1400mm to a whopping 2400mm. Skyflo Compact for smaller desktops at 1000mm up to 1600mm.
Airflo extends in 50mm increments from 1180mm to a maximum 1829mm wide.
Unlike many standing desk frames, both are super easy to assemble. No flat pack assembly nightmares meaning you’ll be up and working at your new desk in no time.
Get in touch if you would like any advice on matching your existing desktop to a frame. Or if you’re looking for monitor arm options.
Height control panel
All-electric height adjustable frames adjust by the touch of a button; however, opting for the state-of-the-art, Red Dot Design Award-winning, high-tech control panel brings a host of features. Four memory positions, light reminder function with LED display and optional Bluetooth connectivity to the LINAK Desk Control™ App.
Control via the App means no longer having to continuously hold the control button to move your desk. With auto-drive activated, simply tap the panel up or down twice, and the desk automatically moves to your pre-set positions.
Because the app settings and preferences are your own, if sharing the desk with others, the technology will re-personalise the settings for each person using it, meaning again, no fiddling around with buttons. Push notifications can be sent to your phone, and/or the panel will display blinking coloured lights whenever it’s time to move.
Anti-collision safety features should be a given with any frames you may be considering.
Integrated into the lifting columns of the Skyflo frames, PIEZO™ Anti-Collision™ is a hardware-based sensor that reacts to direct obstruction when your desk is adjusted either up or down and safeguards your desk from material damage should it encounter a solid object.
Airflo includes the highly sensitive LINAK Desk Sensor™ 1 that detects tilting as well as both hard and soft obstacles. It comes as a small, compact plug-in unit the size of a small pen drive.
Possibly not a deal breaker but well worth considering. The movement of our frames is barely audible above ambient office noise, meaning minimal distraction when in operation.
Lots to consider if you’re going down the frame only route for your DIY standing desk. Various frame colours and optional extras, including heavy-duty metal castors, cable management, extra wide under desk drawers and ergonomic monitors arms. Don’t just take our word for it, have a look for yourself here:
Get in touch if you’d like help calculating the weight of your current desktop or have any questions about the frames we offer; our friendly, knowledgeable team are here to help 01603 951595.