August 12, 2017

TrueNorth Craftsmanship: Desktop Riser Makes Standing Desks Affordable

by TrueNorth Desks

Office workers are rapidly moving away from traditional desks where users sit for most of the day, and looking for something more ergonomically sound. Research shows that individuals who stand for 3 to 5 hours each day reduce their chances for cardiovascular disease, obesity, and diabetes. TrueNorth has designed a line of standing desks that help enhance the office experience and offer a healthier alternative to traditional corporate furniture. We have also created an intermediary item that can be used on a traditional desk, but still offers the advantages of a standing desk. Here is a look at TrueNorth’s craftsmanship and the Desktop Riser that makes standing desks affordable:

How it Works

The Desktop Riser sits on top of your existing office furniture. This riser operates quietly and smoothly on twin gas springs through an infinite number of height adjustments. Users can adjust their height up to 20” above the existing desk height. This allows users to continue using their existing desk, and is a more affordable option than our other sit to stand desks. The Desktop Riser is a great option for users who want a standing desk but who are on a budget. If you eventually move to the TrueNorth Ascend or TrueNorth Corner Lift, the Desktop Riser can be repurposed for another area of the home or office.

Pros & Cons

The TrueNorth Desktop Riser is smaller and more affordable than other motorized standing desks. It’s a great option for businesses considering making the switch to ergonomic office furniture. A few team members can try out the benefits of a standing desk before a bulk purchase is made. The Desktop Riser is also multi-functional. It can be used in any office environment, including a home office. It can also be shipped off to college for younger users to access in the dorms.

Compared to other TrueNorth adjustable height desks, the Desktop Riser holds much less weight: only 35 pounds. It also needs to be adjusted manually. However, it is a great option for individuals looking for something better, but who are not yet ready to make the plunge.


TrueNorth standing desks are synonymous with quality craftsmanship. Our products are born and built in the U.S.A., and meet or exceed ANSI/BIFMA standards. The Desktop Riser is no exception. The upper deck includes a grommet hole for cable management. The keyboard surface features a unique +/-10° tilt adjustment, and the complete unit arrives fully assembled and is ready to use right out of the box. TrueNorth products include a limited warranty and our customer service representatives are available to help you determine which standing workstation is best for you.

Contact Us

At TrueNorth, we have created a line of motorized sit to stand desks that offer ergonomic support to office workers around the world. The TrueNorth Desktop Riser is a vetted and dynamic alternative to our more popular standing desks. It offers ergonomic support and desktop flexibility without breaking the bank. At TrueNorth, we have a wide range of standing desk selections so you can choose the right desk for your workspace. Contact us today to learn more about our ergonomic office furniture and to get started on your order.

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