Standee The World's Strongest Standing Desk

We're not sure if we now make the world's strongest / toughest standing desk, but it could be possible.

While working on sizing the desks for our own use here at Standee HQ, we began to notice that the BamTuff Bamboo that we were building the desks out of was unusually durable and strong.

This lead us to the idea of putting our standing desks to the test with heavy stuff. First we stacked books on the desks until we could fit no more books on them. Then we had our shop foreman (not a small guy) jump up on down on a Standee Classic, the Classic took the abuse and remained intact.

Frustrated because we couldn't figure out how to test the load durability to the breaking point, we scratched our heads and then came up with an idea.

Why not park a vehicle on the desk?

We used a 3600-4200lbs? (Estimated) Toyota Tacoma 4 x 4 V6 and placed four Standee Classics under it. One under each tire.

While it's still unknown what the truck actually weighs, it's certainly a bit more than what we expect the average customer may place on the desk.... by about a few thousand pounds. So it's safe to say that your Standee Classic standing desk should hold up to years of use.

Now for a quick slide show.  ( By the way - Don't try this at home.. we're pretty sure there are safer ways to test the weight baring ability.. but none with such a Wow factor)

We built four Standee Classics from left over parts that we had in the shop.

Using a forklift, we raised the rear of the vehicle first and placed the desks under the rear tires, then repositioned the forklift and placed the Standee Classic standing desks under the front.

Now for the true test.


So that's that.. The Standee Classic Standee Desk is the little desk that could. :)




5 Amazing Facts About Bamboo

Why Bamboo is perfect for a standing desk


When our team first considered what materials to build our line of standing desks out of, we had a lot of options. To begin with our team wanted to explore a material that was durable, available, affordable and offered an exceptional value to the costumer. Bamboo seemed to be a natural fit (pun intended).

While researching the benefits of Bamboo, we ran across 5 amazing facts that our inner nerd wanted to share with the world.

5 Amazing(ly) geeky facts about Bamboo -

1) We love Bamboo because it is an efficient producer of oxygen and everyone knows Oxygen is awesome. Bamboo is 35%-40% more efficient at processing carbon dioxide and releasing O2 than similar sized woody plants, trees, and shrubs.

2) Bamboo is low maintenance and grows quickly. In the right environment, most Bamboo can be harvested in less than three years. Compare that with trees which can average 120 years. Bamboo can grow up to 4" per day!

3) Bamboo is more closely related to grass than it is woody trees.

4) Bamboo has no knots, so it's structural integrity is higher than that of other organic building materials.

5) Termites cannot eat Bamboo. While scientists say this is the result of a high silica content, we say it's because Termites are fans of the Atkins diet and Bamboo isn't on the list.