The WFH Desk from Work From Home Desks is one of the more unique standing desks we have seen. The goal of this desk is to be compact and adaptable, achieved through tool-less assembly, rearrangeable accessories and a minimal footprint.
In most unboxings, a large part of the cardboard and other packaging material is struggled with, which is then immediately thrown away. At Work From Home Desks, however, most of the internal cardboard is put to good use, with helpful diagrams showing how the desk should be built. The added accessories came in a single separate box, with similar diagrams on the packaging.
We were immediately impressed with this desk system by the packaging and clear installation instructions. When assembling, the accessories gave a sense of freedom to customize the desk to our liking and the modular design also made disassembly a breeze.
The ease of setting up and breaking down the desk makes it quite unique. Those who don’t have a dedicated home office and need a workspace can set up this desk during the day and then tear it down and store it under a sofa or in a closet when not in use.
Desk frame dimensions: 35″ wide x 23.5″ deep x 47.25″ high
Desk height: 25.5″ – 45″
Weight: 48 pounds
Immediately after setting up this desk, we were wary of stability, as this was a tool-less construction. But to our surprise, this desk was quite stable and secure. There was no excessive wobbling or any part of the desk that we thought would fall off or come loose.
Design and build quality
The design of this desk is minimalistic yet functional. Each element of the desk is made from premium EPA-certified birch plywood, adding to its strength and structure.
According to Work From Home Desks, “The standing desk is perfect if you want to work standing up, use a screen, keyboard & mouse, have a . required workstation with a small footprint, or need hooks for items like headphones.”
While this agency deliberately doesn’t have a “correct” way to build it due to its many add-ons and modular nature, suggestions can be found at the Company website (opens in new tab). The modular extensions range from footrests to desk extensions, hooks, shelves and even laptop stands. These individual elements can be added to create a truly customizable workspace.
While using this agency, we ran it through several scenarios. The accessories we chose were the laptop lifter wing, top shelf, two hooks and monitor stand. We tried different arrangements for each piece to find what worked most efficiently and found that these pieces were valuable and easily interchangeable.
We made variations in standing and sitting heights to determine if one was easier to use than the other. The headroom configuration proved to be the most effective option due to the ability to access the top shelf, general legroom and cable management below. However, it is versatile enough to be a sitting desk if needed.
A disadvantage of this design is that if you want to change the height of the desktop or shelf, you have to disassemble a large part of the frame. While that’s not such a big deal, if you need to stop standing in the middle of the workday for a while, you’ll be taking most of your stuff off your desk, disassembling part of the frame, making the adjustment, and then returning your items.
We also chose to see how long it would take to set it up from start to finish if we decided to store it under our sofa according to the design. The average setup time for this desk was five minutes, two minutes for the main desk, and three minutes for additional accessories.
This standing desk would be a viable option for people who work from home and don’t have a dedicated workspace. The groundbreaking ability to set up, break down and store compactly makes this desk unique. In addition, the customizable setup makes it possible to make changes or additions as desired.
This desk would also be a good option for those with a smaller dedicated space or a desk that needs to change often and adapt to a project or job.
One highly desirable feature missing from this desk, found in other popular standing desks, is the ability to adjust the working height without disassembling or removing items from the desk. But nevertheless, we enjoyed our time with this agency and found that it filled a niche that can help many remote workers.