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July 25, 2014

The Press Fit Desk aims to be an affordable, portable standing desk

The Press Fit Desk aims to be an affordable, portable standing desk

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Be it for health or comfort reasons, it looks like standing desks are here to stay. One drawback of desks like the StandDesk, however, is the high price point. And options like StorkStand and the cardboard standing desk are lacking the form some are looking for. With that in mind, the creators of the Press Fit standing desk are launching a desk that comes with a lower price and a more traditional form.

What makes this particular desk look interesting is its collapsible design. Instead of being stuck where the user puts it, it can easily be taken apart and moved from room to room. Of course, the stuff on top of the desk may not be as easy to move, but it's still easier than dealing with a desk that's too large.

The creators are using a digital manufacturing technique to create the desk. They are using prefinished maple plywood that is cut into shape by a computer-controlled router. This allows them to keep manufacturing costs low, which is why it comes with a lower price than most other models on the market right now.

A cause for concern whenever dealing with portable furniture is durability, and the creators promise that the interlocking leg design is stable enough to support hundreds of pounds. The Kickstarter pitch video (which you will find below the article) shows both of the creators sitting on the desk without issue.

As for the surface area, there are two choices. The smaller one is 36 inches long by 24 inches deep (91.4 X 61 cm). The larger model is 48 inches long and 30 inches deep (121.9 X 76.2 cm). The team is also offering both of these sizes in a sitting variation that comes with a stool, for those who aren't fans of standing but still like the idea of being able to move their desk easily.

David Yamnitsky, one of the creators of the Press Fit Standing Desk, is seeking funding on Kickstarter. Backers interested in pre-ordering a desk for themselves can do so for a minimum pledge of US$199 with an estimated delivery date of September 2014.

Source: Kickstarter

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Digital manufacturing? Does this mean you are either making something or your not?

Mark A

Standing desks are a very personal fit. Unlike sitting desks which have the option of height adjustable chairs, for tests etc, one height deliriously does not suit all. For instance a desk that suits a 6 foot 4 guy is not going to be suitable for my 5 foot 6 frame. Unless people understand this and get desks made to measure there are going to be a huge number of people who are going to do themselves long term damage if they truly use them as desks and not just bar leaners...

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