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Wendy Gail Young

Professional Ergonomic Expert

Best Ergonomic Table and Desk & Best Ergonomic Desk

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Welcome to the age of adjustable ergonomic tables (or desks!) that allow you the freedom of movement. Research shows that changing positions throughout the day improves circulation and energy levels while decreasing discomfort and increasing productivity.

Ergonomic tables come in all types, shapes, heights and adjustability features. All the tables listed here are manufactured with the highest of quality. Some adjust with electric motors, some with hand cranks and others with pins. Your work environment, work style, and body type will determine what table is best for you.

To determine which table is best for your body measure your “standing elbow height”… the distance from your elbow to the floor to choose the table with a table with the correct range for you. Taller workers will require a higher range and those smaller in stature require a lower range. (You know who you are!) Then measure your sitting elbow height to determine if the adjustment range will work when you are sitting too!

Our best ergonomic table and desk recommendations are must-have when you work there all day. These ergonomic desk and table selections feature adjustable positions for the best fit.

Best Ergonomic Tables and Desks by Wendy Gail Young

The Best You Can Get

  • Workrite Sierra

    Wendy says: Sierra's entire work surface adjusts from 22" - 48". You can quietly and easily move from sitting to standing within seconds smoothly as the motor adjusts at a rate of 2" per second.

    The three programmable memory height presets can be used to automatically set sitting and standing heights for one-worker or set heights for three separate shift workers. This takes all the guesswork out of the correct heights for your employees and keeps them safe and comfortable.

    • Sit-stand table adjusts from 22
    • Programmable memory height presets
    • Lifting capacity up to 250 lbs
  • Soma: Combi 6 and Combi 7

    Wendy says: The Combi desks let you easily switch from sitting to standing throughout your day to stretch your legs from sitting and to rest from standing. The tension adjustment lets you raise and lower the table with ease whether there is a book on the table or a heavy monitor. Just be sure the weight on the table is 300 lbs. or less!

    The Combi 6 measures 47”D x 75"L and is perfect for managers. The Combi 7 measures 60"D x 88”L and with a built in meeting area works great for executives.

    • Sit-stand table with height range of 25
    • Tension adjustment for easy adjustment
    • Lifting capacity up to 300 pounds
  • SIS Human Factors: Electric Xtreme (duplex)

    Wendy says: The Electric Xtreme duplex table by SIS Human Factors is great for those that must adjust their monitor height separately from keyboard height. The spring height adjustable keyboard mechanism adjusts with simple squeeze on the release paddle.

    It takes a few seconds to adjust from one position to another. This is great because the mind can stay focused while the body is getting a rest from static posture.

    Moving throughout the day promotes deep breathing and this increases creativity, clear thinking, and company profits. It also helps to prevent discomfort from working in one position too long.

    Recommend sizes: 36" x 30", 48" x 30", 60" x 30".

    • Sit-stand table with height range of 23.5
    • Dual surface rectangular table has lifting capacity of 220 lbs
    • Keyboard has height range of +/- 6
  • SIS Human Factors: Electric Xtreme

    Wendy says: The Electric Xtreme table by SIS Human Factors moves at a rate of 3.5 inches per second so sit to stand or stand to sit is quick. Your body wants to move and when it does it accomplishes more due to increased blood flow and extra oxygen being sent to your brain!

    Discomfort is lessened too because the muscles are receiving the extra oxygen also keeping them flexible.

    Recommend sizes: 36" x 30", 48" x 30", 60" x 30".


    • Sit-stand table with height range of 23.5
    • Single surface rectangular table has lifting capacity of 220 lbs
  • Steelcase Airtouch™ Table

    Wendy says: The Airtouch™ Table is extremely innovative for laptop users who want to be able to move from sitting to standing to increase their comfort too.

    The table is easily adjusted with an ergonomic lift handle to various heights from 26” – 43” from floor. Just be sure to add an external ergonomic keyboard to optimize your comfort and adjust the laptop so the screen is comfortable for your neck!

    The unit is freestanding and comes with leveling glides to install on uneven floors.

    Possible sizes:
    24" x 48" straight
    30" x 42" straight
    30" x 48" straight
    18" x 42" corner

    • Move from sitting to standing in 1.2 seconds with no electric power
    • Great for loads of 25 lbs such as laptops and flat screens
    • Adjustment range from 26” - 43” in any increment

You will be happy with any of these

  • Workrite Sierra Pin

    Wendy says: The WorkRite Sierra™ Pin offers adjustment flexibility and economy for those who work in only seated positions as it adjusts from 22-34” from floor. Readily adjust the height in 1" increments so that you are working in total comfort. Be sure to adjust so your shoulders are relaxed and your wrists are straight when typing.

    If you are a buyer for a large company with frequent office moves, be assured that it is easy for office facility departments to calibrate each unit to fit its new owner.

    • Budget priced and built for seated workers
    • Lifting capacity of 250 lbs.
    • Height adjustment range of 22-34”
  • Soma PC Series Sit-Stand Table

    Wendy says: Add some extra movement and increased energy into your workday with the Soma PC Series Sit-Stand Table. It has one of the deepest standard tabletops around measuring 39.375" so there is plenty of room for all your equipment, notes, phone and more.

    The tension adjustment lets you raise and lower the table with ease whether there is a book on the table or a heavy monitor. Just be sure the weight on the table is 175 lbs or less!

    • Sit-stand table with height range of 25
    • Tension adjustment for easy adjustment
    • Lifting capacity up to 175 pounds
  • Crank Basix Single

    Wendy says: Working at the correct height for your body is easy with the Crank Basix single level table by SIS Human Factors. This table is great for those who work in seated positions.

    It adjusts easily with a hand crank with a range of 25–39”. Adjust so that your shoulders are relaxed and your wrists are straight when typing.

    Be sure to get up every now and then to rest from long hours of computer work. Your body and mind will appreciate it!

    Recommend sizes: 36" x 30", 48" x 30", 60" x 30".


    • by SIS Human Factors
    • Crank adjustable table with height range of 25-39
    • Single surface rectangular table with lifting capacity of 400 lbs.
  • Herman Miller Scooter

    Wendy says: The Herman Miller Scooter is great for laptop users. It “scoots” right where you want it and stores under the work surface. Adjust the platform with the foot pedal 22-30” for your typing comfort.

    It also tilts and I recommend a slight negative tilt with the edge closest to you slightly higher than the back. Just be sure your shoulders feel relaxed and your wrists are straight.

    A soft palm rest attaches to the front edge and the best time to rest on it is when you are in between typing sessions.

    • Space for your laptop or keyboard and mouse
    • Use as book stand or lunch table
    • Freestanding and mobile
  • Global Height Adjustable Table™

    Wendy says: The Global Height Adjustable Table is a great table for those who want to be ergonomically correct and have a budget to watch. The single fingertip control release lever and tension adjustment lets you adjust with ease.

    The table will accommodates surface loads up to 90 pounds so it easily holds your flat screen, keyboard and even a binder or two. Safety lock prevents sudden surface movement. The 20” adjustment range allows for sitting and standing if elbow height from floor is 46” or less.


    • Freestanding laminated adjustable height work surface
    • Great price for those on a budget
    • Model KRT5824

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