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Standing Desk Weight Estimator: How Heavy Will Your Workspace Be?

Standing Desk Weight Estimator: How Heavy Will Your Workspace Be?

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Having the ideal workspace setup is crucial for handling our daily home and office tasks, however, it can be tricky to estimate how heavy our setup will weigh. Understanding the minimum weight capacity requirements that were needed based on how heavy our setup will weigh can help to ensure the model standing desk we chose was suitable. In this article, we will cover the estimated weight of typical items found in a workspace and provide a weight estimator tool to help you get a ballpark idea of how heavy your workspace will be.

 

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Estimating the Weight of Workspace Items

Estimating the Weight of Workspace Items

 

Since most adjustable standing desks are used in a home or office setting, our standing desks are usually going to be loaded with:

Computer Setups

Computer setups

 

The weight of a computer setup greatly depends on the items which were being used. Most home and office computer setups may have items such as:

A minimalist with just one laptop could have a setup weighing 3 lbs or less, however, a heavier gaming computer setup with multiple screens can sometimes reach 150 lbs.

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Books and Hardcover Binders

Books and Hardcover Binders

 

Books with a hardcover are usually about 2 to 7 lbs depending on the thickness and overall book dimensions. Assuming hardcover binders were being used to keep similar volumes of paper, it is safe to estimate that both hardcover binders and hardcover books will have a similar weight range.

Office Stationery

Office Stationery

 

Some examples of office stationery may include pens, pencils, pencil sharpeners, staplers, paper clips, erasers, markers, rulers, scissors, tape, glue sticks, etc. The weight of all office stationery when combined may vary depending on what was needed to complete your workspace tasks. For most individuals, the combined weight for office stationery will usually be less than 6 lbs.

Under Desk Drawers

Under Desk Drawers

 

Our Standing Desk Drawers are great options for sit-stand desk storage of smaller office supplies with its locking feature for extra security. By mounting these drawers to the underside of your desk, it conveniently moves with you as you sit or stand! Our Compact Under Desk Drawer with Locking is 5.6 lbs when it is empty and has decent storage capacity for smaller desk items. Although our larger Under Desk Drawer with Locking is heavier at 9.6 lbs when empty, it does offer 67% greater volume for extra space capacity.

Cable Management

Cable management

 

We offer a variety of different options for cable management, however, the heaviest and most popular choice has been our Under Desk Cable Tray Organizer weighing 2.65 lbs per tray. Sleek and convenient, this accessory is versatile as an organizer for wires, while also being a great storage option for power bars and adaptors!  Our lightest and simplest cable management solution is the Hook and Loop Velcro Cable Management which weighs 0.01 lbs and easily wraps around loose cables to keep them secure.

We've created a free, simple-to-use standing desk weight estimator!

Other Desk Supplies

Other desk supplies

 

Depending on what you do, there may also be other workspace items that have not been mentioned yet. The weight of our daily carry will depend on the industry we work in.

  • Cameras
  • Table Fans
  • Microphones
  • Speakers
  • Office Desk Plants
  • Handbags
  • Tools and equipment
  • Foods and Drinks
  • Desk Lamps

 

Keeping Our Desks Within the Weight Capacity

Keeping Our Desks Within the Weight Capacity

 

After getting the estimated weight of all the items we will expect to have in our ideal workspace setup, it is now time to check which standing desk frames will have suitable weight capacity ratings. Our Electric Standing Desks have a weight capacity range from 155 to 330 lbs, however, this is assuming weight was evenly distributed onto the frame and does not include tabletops. To ensure our standing desk frame was not overloaded, please keep in mind the maximum weight capacity per leg and distribute the load as evenly as possible. Each of our electric standing desks comes with different frame designs to suit different conditions and requirements. The standing desks models we offer are our:

 

Corner Ryzer

Corner Ryzer

 

The Corner Ryzer was our top-rated standing desk of 2021. It offers many different tabletop options for more user customization in both colors and sizes. The three-legged configuration of its standing desk frame also offers more space, greater stability, and higher weight capacity compared to the two-legged alternatives. Each leg has a weight capacity rating of 110 lbs.

Solo Ryzer

Solo Ryzer

 

The Solo Ryzer works best for most home and office workstations. This compact standing desk frame comes at a fair price while still offering a decent weight capacity of 270 lbs, good working space, and lots of color combinations. Each leg has a weight capacity rating of 135 lbs.

Economy Ryzer

Economy Ryzer

 

The Economy Ryzer is our most cost-effective desk and shares a two-legged design similar in form factor to the Solo Ryzer. With its four-position memory function and its 155 lbs weight capacity, this desk is affordable without compromise. Each leg has a weight capacity rating of 77.5 lbs.

V Ryzer

V Ryzer standing desk

 

Our V Ryzer standing desk is a great option for users who are looking for a larger workspace and to maximize the usable tabletop surface area. It offers a large work area and the rounded tabletop edges provide exceptional style and comfort. Each leg has a weight capacity rating of 110 lbs.

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Tabletops

Tabletops

 

Since there are many different tabletop options to choose from, the available weight capacity for use will vary based on how heavy your tabletop(s) were. For example, the Solo Ryzer has a weight capacity rating of 270 lbs but can be used with tabletops that have different weights and varying lengths ranging from 48 inches to 72 inches.

 

Solo Ryzer with “Tabletop - 72" x 30" - Soft White

Available weight capacity = Rated weight capacity - Tabletop weight

Available weight capacity = 270 lbs - 70.75 lbs

Available weight capacity = 199.25 lbs

 

Solo Ryzer with “Tabletop - 48" x 30" - Bamboo Light Matte

Available weight capacity = Rated weight capacity - Tabletop weight

Available weight capacity = 270 lbs - 43 lbs

Available weight capacity = 227 lbs

 

We have included a weight estimator tool to help you get a ballpark idea of how heavy your workspace items and tabletops will be. The result displayed under “Minimum Weight Capacity Required for Desk (lbs)” should ideally be a value less than or equal to the weight rating of the standing desk frame you plan to use.

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In Summary

It is crucial to understand how heavy a workspace setup will be before choosing an adjustable standing desk. By taking a few moments to calculate and estimate your weight requirements, you too can determine which models of Electric Standing Desks have sufficient weight capacity for your needs!

We hope you found this as informative and interesting as we did, especially if you were trying to estimate the required weight capacity for your next adjustable standing desk! If you have any queries about our desks or have trouble picking out the right desk accessories, feel free to reach out to us! Our team of representatives is experts in what we do and will be happy to help with any questions you may have!

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Nathan Bong

Nathan Bong, Technical Content Engineer at Progressive Automations, Progressive Desk, and Progressive Bed, handles the creation and revision of technical content such as articles, datasheets, user manuals, technical videos, and case studies. As a graduate of BCIT, he has an academic background in electrical and computer engineering while also having hands-on experience of working with electrical equipment and tools.
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