Comments: This table is definitely an investment, but well worth the price. Great design, very sturdy, and mechanism that works the up and down motion is easy to use and durable. Table raises to height above typical bar height, which is useful for "close work" while standing, or laying newspaper down for reading, without bending neck or back. Couldn't be happier with this product!
On Dec 28, 2013
Comments: I've a tiny condo, so the 48x30 desk is used as a computer desk / workspace to separate my dining area from my living area. I can now stand (if I want to) at home after sitting all day at work, all while easily seeing either the TV or the fireplace. The air pressure adjustments to float the desk up and down are quite useful too so it doesn't fly upward nor is too hard to push down. The cherry wood is beautiful and nearly matches my gorgeous, light-aged cherry bookcases I purchased a few years ago. My only disappointments are for the manufacturer: (1) the first desk was missing parts, (2) the second desk had holes underneath for assembly purposes that should've been sanded smooth when they were no longer needed, and (3) on the second desk the float trigger switch was poorly placed causing the desk to mostly not float (the delivery guys fixed this). Despite those initial issues R&B made sure all was right, the desk does float smoothly, is easy to wipe clean, and I love to use it!
On Mar 24, 2014
Comments: I've been looking for something like this for over three years and when I saw it at the Room and Board showroom, it was just a matter of time until I ordered my very own. The different sizes are fantastic. I got a 48" and a friend got the 60"..it really just depends on the size of your space and how much you need on your desk. For me, the smaller size was still a larger space than my previous desk.
It is a BEAUTIFUL solid wood desktop and the desk itself has a modern look that also blends well in my more traditional decor. I got the steel grey legs.
The best part though, is the absolute ease of raising and lowering the desk. It's simple to do, you can do it one handed and I move it several times in the course of my day. It's a lifesaver for my back and I couldn't be happier.
By Humanscale Fan
On Apr 15, 2014
Comments: Great desk; was excited to buy from R&B for the custom top. The Solid Maple with Charcoal Stain is pretty, but nicks EXTREMELY easily. I was completely surprised by the underside of the desk surface - there are a LOT of extra holes that go almost to the desktop itself (I understand the top is used for different pieces of furniture, but this is a bit much). Also, I expected the underside of the desk to look like the top, but it has jagged drill holes and knots.
very disappointed in the desktop.
On May 3, 2014
Comments: I love the versatility of this desk! I am a writer and used to spend most of my days staring at a computer and sitting. Colleagues of mine have touted the benefits of standing while working (posture, circulation, alertness, health, etc) and I'm embracing. I stand most of the time but if I need or want to sit the desk adjusts with a simple touch. It was much more than I wanted to spend but I looked at it as an investment. So I bit the bullet. I love it!
On May 24, 2014
Comments: It's a fantastic design by Humanscale. I chose the standard 60x30 maple top. The bottom side of the maple top has what seems to be handling holes and they were left ragged. On top of that, there is a dirt spot on the bottom side that was clear coat finished over. Then on top of that, the lift control was installed crooked.
I still love the desk but the sloppiness wasn't expected (especially at this price).
On Jun 19, 2014
Comments: This is a great desk and is an excellent alternative to electric sit-stand desks. Because it doesn't rely on an electric motor, it's smooth, silent and fast. However, one downside is that you won't be able to set your sit and stand settings like an electric desk. I think the tradeoffs are worth it.
My issue is around when you need servicing from Humanscale (which hopefully will never happen). I scheduled two appointments and both times the technician failed to arrive and failed to notify me that they wouldn't be coming. This after already paying the repair fee.
On Jun 22, 2014
Comments: Unfinished product: had to sand and finish the desktop myself. Delivered with a thin blotched charcoal stain. I had to take very fine sandpaper, "break" the surface a bit, and then put my own charcoal stain on. For the cost of this beast, you'd think Humanscale would give you a completed and professional product. R&B's Denver retail location, where I bought it, were disinterested. They couldn't be bothered with even looking at the pictures I took into their retail store much less documenting it. At this price point, I expect not only a finished product but a retailer that showed concern and collect the feedback for its supplier.
I like the product otherwise. Great concept that works … I can sit part of my workday and stand for part of it; that I like. Works as advertised. The pneumatic mechanism is smooth and easy to operate. On this basis I gave it a favorable rating.
I share the other comments about the hole on the bottom and the rough cut underneath. Again, awful fit and finish for this price point. I expect stuff like this from the box retailers, not R&B.
By Humanscale Fan
On Aug 15, 2014
Comments: Updating my review from April 15, 2014.
I was contacted by R&B after posting my review of Apr 14 - they wanted to make me happy by offering a full refund, or a replacement desk, or a replacement top. As I did like the desk, I decided to keep the base and choose a different top. I went with a larger top - the standard 60x30 maple top (I'd previously purchased the 48 x 30 Solid Maple with Charcoal Stain). Again, the transaction was smooth, and I was amazed at the professionalism and follow-through of R&B Design Associate Sherri Klopfer. What an incredible asset R&B has in her as an employee! Now I can truly say that I LOVE my desk. There are holes on the bottom of the new desk top, but they are fewer in number than the old one. The maple desk top itself is beautiful, and unlike the charcoal stained top, seems durable and not so fragile.
Thank you, Room & Board (and Humanscale)!!
Made by Humanscale®, this height-adjustable modern desk lets you easily alternate between sitting and standing throughout your workday. A unique counterbalanced mechanism allows the desktop to smoothly “float” up or down when you engage the one-handed release lever. The desk moves quickly and quietly without electric motors or cranks. The tension is adjustable to accommodate the weight of items placed on the surface. With clean lines and an array of top and base options, this ergonomic and health-conscious desk complements any work environment.
Details of Float® 60w 30d 27-47h Desk
Dimensions: 60"w 30"d 27-47"h
Space Between Legs: 51"w
Leg Thickness: 2.75"w
Features: sit or stand functionality, counterbalanced mechanism for easy adjustment; one-handed release lever
Considerations: 50lb maximum for items placed on desktop; adjustable tension accommodates varying weight
Material Description: Medium density fiberboard (MDF) is an engineered wood product made from wood fibers adhered using heat and pressure. The result is a stable panel that does not expand and contract with humidity like solid wood, making MDF an excellent core under veneers, or on their own once painted or powder-coated. Our MDF is California Air and Resources Board Phase II (CARB-2) compliant, which sets the lowest threshold in the world for formaldehyde emissions in engineered wood products.
Material Description: Steel is exceptionally durable and eco-friendly thanks to its ability to be made from recycled material and then recycled again at the end of the products life. Artisans hand-craft the steel using innovative technology and age-old techniques to shape the steel into pieces of almost any shape and size.
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