Stand Up Desk with solid wood desktop

If an orthodox standing desk using melamine desk top can no longer satisfy your needs, solid wood is a very stylish way to spice up your interior design.  However, as solid woods are much more sophisticated materials than melamine or laminate, users may want to acquire more knowledge about solid wood before their purchase.  In summary, here are some pros and cons for using solid wood vs melamine:


  • More stylish and organic look
  • No formaldehyde emissions with solid wood
  • Woods (especially hardwood) are more sturdy than melamine covered MDF
  • Woods can be re-finished or re-worked later during a product’s life cycle


  • Woods are not as maintenance free as melamine or laminate
  • There can easily be dent on wood surface
  • Woods are much more expensive
  • Woods can have cracks or warp over time

Solid Wood FAQ

1.  What types of woods are available?

Currently we can offer 4-5 different types of wood species.  They include but not limited to North American Walnut, South American Walnut, Maple Wood, Red Oak Wood and White Ash Wood.  Wood selection can vary over time.  Please contact us for more details.

2.  What is the price difference between different types of wood?

It depends on the size and thickness you choose.  In general, price goes from $8,800 and onward.

3.  Can you help us re-finish the wood top after using it for a while?

At the moment, we can only provide solid wood as a more sophisticated desk top option.  However, we do not offer carpentry service to re-work your desk top.

4.  Who is responsible for the dents/cracks on wood surface?

Solid wood is not as maintenance/scratch-free as melamine, hence users must be aware that after a bit of usage dents are bound to occur.   Wood may also have cracks over time as they are susceptible to change in humidity.

5.  Are your wood desk top connected or one piece?  Is there any limit to size?

We can offer both options to users.  For the one-piece wood, it depends on whether there is supply during the time of you request.

6. What do I need to do to maintain the wood surface?

For one-piece wood, we suggest keeping the wood moisturized from time to time.  Users may also want to wax the surface every 6 to 12 months.

7. What kind of treatments have been done on your wood slabs?

It depends on the wood type you choose.  E.g. For the walnut wood slabs, all of them have been kiln dried for months in order to remove insects and control the moisture inside the wood for better preservation purpose.  For more details on kiln drying woods, please find here.


North American Walnut

















South American Walnut