Direction Electric DIY Desk

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Just the height adjustable frame, ready to upgrade any desktop surface you have in mind.

(33 customer reviews)



Product Options


Product Accessories

  • Cable Tray Add-on

  • Dual Monitor Mount Add-on



Want all the benefits of a custom standing desk at a fraction of the price? We make that possible with theDirection Electric DIY Desk Frame available in 2-leg and 3-leg options:

VERSATILE (LEGS ONLY): the Direction Versatile Frame allows you to purchase the dual-motor legs only. This option is best for those who have larger or smaller than average desktops, or for uniquely shaped desktops. This is also the most cost effective option.

STANDARD 2-LEG: the Direction Standard Frame allows you to build the standing desk of your dreams by pairing your own top with our sturdy and everlasting frame.

3-LEG CORNER FRAME: The Direction 3-Leg Corner Frame allows you to build the L-shaped standing desk of your dreams by pairing your own top paired with our sturdy and everlasting frame

Packed with industry leading perks like height adjustability ranging from 24″ to 50.5″, anti-collision safety mechanism, 220-330 pound weight load capacity, presets, & LED readout… what more could you ask for in an electrics desk frame that promotes a healthy lifestyle? With a variety of different base colors and top colors to choose from, these electric stand up frames are perfect for your home office or corporate work environment!

Additional information

Additional information

Frame Type

Versatile, 3 Leg, Standard

Frame Color

Black, Silver, White



Lifting Column Specifications:

  • Height adjustability from 24.5-50.5″
  • Square Profile: 3×3″
  • Material: Metal
  • Finish: Powder coated
  • Speed: 36mm/s
  • Voltage: DC20V
  • Loading/moving capacity: 220lbs

Feet Specifications:

  • Width: 3″
  • Depth: 23″
  • Material: Metal
  • Finish: Powder coated

Frame Specifications:

  • Width adjustable from 43-61″
  • Depth: 16″
  • Distance between support brackets: 6.2″
  • Material and Finish: Same as above
Warranty, Shipping, & Returns

Warranty, Shipping, & Returns


All of Direction Desks’ standing desks come with a 5 year warranty on all electrical and mechanical components of the desk. If any electric or mechanical part of the desk malfunctions within 5 years, you will get a replacement part or complete new desk free of charge. For more details about the full warranty policy, please click here.


The Direction Desk standard desk ships in 3 separate packages (2 boxes for the frame and 1 for the top) They all ship out on the same day and will ship within 2 days of your order. Standard transit times are 3-5 days. Expedited shipping available at checkout.


All of Direction Desk’s products come with a 30 day satisfaction guarantee, and a hassle free return process. If the desk is not meeting your expectations, simply reach out to



Q: How deep are the feet – from front to back?

A: 23″

Q: Is there a warranty besides the 30-day satisfaction guarantee?

A:  Yes, there is a 5 year manufacturer’s warranty on mechanical and electrical parts. You can read more about this on the Warranty tab.

Q: How is the 24.5″ minimum height measured? 

A: It is measured from the floor to the top of the desktop.

Q: What is the length of the wire attached to the control?

A: The power cord is 9′ long. The cables that connect the legs to the control box  are 47″.

Q: Can I re-program the buttons to be “push once and the table gets to position” without pushing and holding the button the whole time?

A: Yes.

Q: Are the black legs a true black or are they more of a dark grey/ charcoal? 

A: They are a true black.

Q: Can casters be attached? 

A: You can replace the rubber self-leveling pads with casters that are M10 by 15mm.

Q: What is the inside width between the feet when moved apart to their maximum? i.e how much room between the legs for a chair to move left to right?

A: When the desk is at its maximum width, there is roughly 62″ of clearance between the two legs.

Our 1% Pledge

Our 1% Pledge

We donate 1% of all our revenue and time to environmental, military and youth non-profits. In addition we donate 1% of all products manufactured to schools, libraries, & more.

Direction Desk’s overarching goal is to provide health and wellness to as many people as possible. The philanthropy that the company does is in direct alignment with that mission and is what makes us different from companies simply looking for profit. See more here: Philanthropy.

Reviews (33)

33 reviews for Direction Electric DIY Desk

  1. See You Space Cowboy

    Good quality, quiet & smooth, great customer support

    Assembly was quick and easy, the desk works well as promised and thankfully had a wide range of heights (both low and high). It is quiet and smooth, better than I had thought at this price point.My order initially had a leg that was dead on arrival, but support was prompt and sent me a new leg that worked without issue, free of charge. I was impressed with the quality of customer support 🙂

    One person found this helpful

  2. A. Salazar

    Overall very good but wider desks need a footnote.

    Since, like so many, I am WFH due to covid, I wanted a standing desk similar to what I have in the office. The ones we have there are really high end (i.e. expensive) so I wasnt going for anything like that but wanted some decent.I looked at many and it came to 3 things that made me choose this. One, is it has dual motors for smoother motion and less clutter between. Two, it had to go as low as possible for better ergonomics. Many I looked at would only go as low as 27-30 inches withOUT the desk which adds an inch or so. This one gets to 23 inches. May not sound like much but it makes ALL of the difference to me.Third was the width. I have a desk that is about 24 x 63 and this was listed as going up to 83 inches. While it might be able to support an 83 inch top, the legs get no where near that wide if you want to use all of the included hardware. In order to make it adjustable, the two legs are not directly connected. There are two adjustable steal beams that slide inside their rails to allow the legs to move closer or further apart. Watched the animated video the seller included as part of the pictures to see this. That bar is way too short to get anywhere near 84 inches. For my desk, they do reach but only inner locking bolts that hold everything together are usable – the outer two, which help stiffen everything, miss. The whole thing ends up with a bit of flex to it. I uses some wood shims to help a little but there is no easy way to resolve it.I contacted them to see what my options where but they do not offer logger ones. I think the intent is that you keep the legs closer together and have more desk overhang the outer edges. I cant do that because of limitation of my setup.Generally, its works out ok. But positioning of the legs is a bit tricky. I had to do a bunch of trial and error with twisting and pulling/pushing the feet apart to keep them going up and down smoothly enough so the safety sensor doesnt trip on the right leg and stops moving. Even still, half the times it does it at least once. I just have to release the button and press it again to finish. This is what prevented me from giving it a 5 star review.Overall though, its a very good setup and the quality is very high. They do not feel light or flimsy – they have substantial weight to them and the motors are quiet. And the include “sock” to bundle the wiring is really well done and effective. I would buy again figuring that competing desks would likely have similar limitations.

    3 people found this helpful

  3. Austin

    High Quality and very sturdy desk!

    I got this desk for my gaming setup and very happy i did!

  4. Grace Lee

    It’s really heavy frame.

    It’s a heavy but sturdy frame.

  5. Million Shiferaw

    Great product, even more amazing customer service

    Easy to assemble, sturdy, above all customer service is super responsive. Best experience buying a product

  6. Jen in AZ

    Great for short people!

    I had a hard time finding an adjustable sit/stand desk that could go lower than normal sitting height. I’m 5’2″ and this can actually go a bit lower than I even need. It was pretty easy to put together with my IKEA desktop. The mechanism seems pretty smooth and quiet. Definitely worth the money!

  7. Brenden

    The most unique standing desk ever

    Words don’t do this product justice. I absolutely love it! I was able to turn my custom desk top into a workstation that not only looks good, but feels good. I get the modern feel in the legs, but the rigid look of my top. Plus, the motors on this standing desk are almost 100% silent. You really have to have a quiet room to hear it. Plus since it can handle a large weight capacity, I’ve had no issues with this frame and I’ve been using it for a 6+ months now. Highly recommend this if you’re looking to have a super custom desk setup, or if you just want a standing desk at the fraction of the price.

  8. J Webb

    Solid standing desk and great customer service

    This standing desk is everything you need. It’s sturdy, solidly built and even at it’s highest setting (which is way to high for me) remains wobble-free. I highly recommend pairing this with a nice wooden top (I went for a birch butchers block from Home Depot). You won’t be disappointed. Also, Direction Desk have been excellent to deal with so a great experience all round – very happy customer.

  9. min

    First not very smooth, later they send me a replace lag

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     The parts come in dirty conditions. One of the screw holes is not well done. The screw can not get in. The left leg sticks and has a delay to control. As a result, the moving down is not even and leads to shaking. Check the video.The seller later agrees on sending me a new lag. Now it works smoothly. The screw problem is due to the paint in the screw hole. So the screw had a hard time finding the beginning of the screw hole. I also screw up the screw using an impact driver. Then I chopped the screwed screw with a saw and the screw is sharper to cut in the paint. If the seller clear the screw hole with paint before shipping, it won’t be so hard.

    4 people found this helpful

  10. Renea Mason

    Great product!

    I bought this product to make a high-tech over-the-desk bed. These legs are a major benefit to the design and functionality.

    4 people found this helpful

  11. N

    Improved posture with sit / stand desk

    Purchased the Direction Electric Height Frame with Dual Motor. Noticed that by the end of day, I was exhausted and slouching. Since installing the motorized frame to my existing desk top, I feel better and tend to even do a bit of exercises while working. It’s a win win, highly recommend it to anyone that wants to combat the afternoon fatigue.The only issue I had is that 2 screws were missing threads. Fortunately, I was able to get a couple at the hardware store.

  12. tech17

    Extremely Affordable for such high quality

    I was pleasantly surprised by the high quality frame for such a great price. The motors make almost no noise and move super smooth

  13. Keith B

    Heavy-duty legs with quiet action.

    I used these adjustable legs for a stand/sit desk. I needed the extended range these legs provided and couldn’t locate any others to expand my available selection. I liked that each leg is independently mounted. I needed black but these only came in silver/grey, but since these were the only set I could find with the needed range, I went ahead thinking I could paint them.When they came, I tried the electronics before assembling to the table. Nice smooth movement with what I consider a fairly quiet hum during movement. Finger pad has the ability to set a couple positions. These worked as expected. You do need to hold the button for the full movement, but it will stop nicely where you set it to stop. Legs are pretty heavy, suggesting that they will hold up, but I still have some finishing touches on the desk, so no confirmation there yet.I did decide to try painting the legs. I lightly sanded the sections of the legs that are always showing but completely sanded off the original paint down to bare metal on the two sections of the legs that retract inside the primary leg. This removed about 0.003″ from each surface and my trial painting a pipe I had laying around added about 0.002″ back on. I’ve just finished painting the legs with a store-bought “appliance epoxy” which claims to be an ultra-hard enamel coating. Time will tell if this was a good decision.

  14. Oren S.

    high quality, nicely finished product

    Product arrived well packed and protected, assembly was straight forward, legs are highly stable. My application was as a hobby table to cut fused glass projects. Used butcher block, added cutout with LED lights to aid tracing pattern to cutting glass shapes. Platform is solid and stable, height adjustment gives me the flexibility of sitting or standing while cutting my glass and assembling cut shapes into the desired form. Legs are a little on the expensive side, but definitely a high quality, well engineered product I would recommend.

  15. Rob

    Great product, exactly as described

    So far so good, really easy to put together. Pairs very well with the ikea Karlby. It was a nice surprise that the LEDs on the controller is actually WHITE and not RED like how it is displayed in the photo. Fairly hefty but that’s expected. But the best part this desk is the lowest one I’ve found so far. So that’s a great plus for average sized people that want to sit with their feet on the floor

  16. tom

    Perfect for my DIY studio desk!

    The legs came in a box that was pretty ragged. The innards seem to be too heavy for the external box and caused it to bend and bulge. The insides were packed pretty loose with some bubble wrap and cardboard ends to protect against shipping brutality. even though the box was pretty bad after shipping, the parts seemed undamaged. assembly and installation was a breeze and the legs seem to handle the weight of the desk with all the gear attached. With cabling, I estimate that the top weighs around 120 lbs. At first glance, this is a great product for the price. I deducted a star, as the packing could have been better. I will update this review if there are any changes for the worse in the coming months.

  17. CSH


    This desk frame works great and is solid made!

  18. MyUsernamesThis

    Handles Triple Monitor Setup Without Any Issues

    Been using this desk for over a month now and I have to say it is a great product. Handles my triple monitor setup with Ikea Gerton wood top without any issues and is not too loud either. It does have dual motors so the weight capacity shouldn’t be an issue.You can have up to 3 presets (I use one for sitting height and one for standing height). Height is adjustable from as low as 23 inches to well over 38 inches. Using the desk on carpet floor right now and it is fairly stable. Have not tried it on hard floor.Regarding cables, I have Ikea cable management tray below the desk to hold all the cables. Make sure your cables are at least 6-10 ft long. Overall it is a pretty solid frame and is perfect for those that want to reuse their existing desk surface or pair it with a custom surface.

    5 people found this helpful

  19. Darline

    LOVE this desk

    I have been looking for a stand up desk for a long time now and a friend of mine recommended me one from direction desk, since he already had one. So I found the desk on amazon and ordered it.It shipped within the same day of ordering and arrived shortly after that.Pro:- can fit any normal table top- high quality and durable (doesnt scratch easily)- quiet while going up and down- 3 configurable height presets- comes with a long cable sleeve- comes with little plastic things for cable management- electronic panel has a slider built in, so it can go back and forth (in case you wanna hide it under the table top)Contra:- needs a long drill for installation (the screws will fall into the frame if you use a short one!)

    3 people found this helpful

  20. Denice

    Great sit stand desk

    I have been using this for about 2 weeks now and love it! I was able to put it together by myself without too much trouble. It’s sturdy and goes up and down smoothly.

  21. S Coombe

    Very Satisfied

    Suddenly faced with working from home indefinitely and the need to be in entire days of video calls I realized I needed to quickly put together a better office solution.I’m very satisfied with this purchase. The frame is sturdy and quiet. It looked intimidating to assemble but wasn’t actually bad. I had a top cut to fit a specific space. I now have a custom sit to stand desk designed around a unique space. It has made the working from home a much better experience.

  22. Jmess

    Great purchase!

    I purchased this table frame to create a sewing table, it works perfectly. I can lower it when quilting and raise it up for garment construction and even higher for machine embroidery.

    One person found this helpful

  23. Michael norton

    Great product

    Simple assembly and intuitive design

  24. Jacob A. Evans

    Works great

    Works well, easy to install, very happy with the product.

  25. Christian Mauerer


    I did my research and there are TONS of other tables out there.I didn’t find one that fits my needs like this one. Goes low, goes high – super sturdy.Really love this desk.Especially if you pair it with an IKEA Table TopDuring my assembly process I just called them bc I had a question & they picked right up and were super helpful.Overall AMAZING quality & experience.Loooove working on it every day.

    5 people found this helpful

  26. Colby Fischer

    No issues, easy install

    Used to convert existing desk into a standing desk. Not having the legs connected helped me get around some obstacles. Worked as planned, easy install

  27. Doer

    Good for the price

    Sturdy frame. Smooth electric mechanism for raising the desk. Works with IKEA’s table top. Can’t speak to longevity; I have had it for only about 1 month.

  28. Pat C

    Made a great cutting table

    I added a butcher block top (polyurethaned) and HDPE shelf below. This makes a fabulous cutting table for my sewing room. Perfect – gets high enough to prevent back and elbow pain! Cheaper, more useful and better quality than the specialty cutting tables you can get through stores

    One person found this helpful

  29. Teamdoc


    I have two uplift desks so I have a good gauge as to what a good powered desk should be. This one is really solid.. not for the money, but solid at any price point. I’m using it as a synth station in my recording studio and its working perfectly.

  30. SJ

    Very good Stand up Desk

    I ordered three. I installed one today, it is in a very good quality.One little thing is that the cardboard box was broken when I received them, and you’ll find dusts on the part. But the parts have not problem except some dusts.

  31. Alison Odette

    Don’t Hesitate. Fantastic Desk.

    Fantastic desk. Extremely sturdy!

  32. Terrence

    Very well made, quality construction.

    You can’t really tell from looking at the pictures but the metal this frame is made out of is really good quality. The pieces are solid, heavy and constructed very well. I purchased the white version and the finish is really nice and durable. Does not look like it will scratch off easy. A major reason I purchased this desk was because it goes really low. Most adjustable frames don’t go lower than 30″. This goes down to 23″. The motor noise is not loud, you do hear it, but it’s smooth and pretty quiet. Love that you can put your own top. The YouTube video to install was helpful but the directions it comes with aren’t too bad either. So far this is really awesome, let’s see how it does over time.

    2 people found this helpful

  33. Karli Adam

    Absolutely Fantastic!

    I really liked my corner desk but needed a sit-stand for health reasons. Problem is… corner standing desks are very expensive and most have 3 legs on them. So I wanted something simple without sacrificing room under my desk with a 3rd leg. Found these legs by Direction Desk and love it! Super easy to install and is really quiet when it moves up and down. Thumbs up from me.

    2 people found this helpful

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When you choose a Direction Desk you are not just buying expertly designed furniture that makes you healthier. You are choosing personal service, sustainable manufacturing & a donation backed purchase.

Leading Height-Adjustability

Adjustability from an industry leading 24.5" low to 50.5" high (measured from ground to top of desktop). Great for those that like to sit on the ground to those in the NBA.

Best in Class

Our desks are reinforced with support brackets engineered and tested to make this desk immovable from the lowest height setting all the way to the highest.

Premium Design

Designed to impress- with dual motor lifting columns that effortlessly move in silence and premium finished tops that provide a silky, smooth surface.


Recycled packaging, sustainable materials, lead-free coatings & more to ensure that our desk are not only good for you but also the Earth.


We are committed to providing our customers the best service and that is why we offer 30 day trials, in-house customer service and industry leading warranties.

Direction Desk's modern, minimalist design creates a space that will inspire creativity and productivity.

Direction Desk uses only the highest, commercial grade components because design is not only how it looks but also how it works.

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