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Sitting for long periods of time is never a good idea; it can lead to many health issues including obesity, increased risk of cancer, shorter life spans and long term posture problems. But for some it’s a part of their daily life, primarily those working a desk job that requires sitting at a computer all day. While it is recommended to take breaks and walk away (literally) from your work throughout the day, some people just don’t have the time to do that. That’s where a standing desk comes in, letting you stand and stretch your legs without leaving your desk and losing valuable work time.
With our FLT-02 Table Lift Set you can turn your desk into a height adjustable standing desk with easy up/down motion control. Today we are going to show just how simple it is to install and build a standing desk.
All you need for your DIY standing desk is our FLT-02 automated table lift, a desk top and a screwdriver, that’s it. Our table lift comes with everything needed for installation including all the required screws, brackets and cable clips for hiding the wires (desktop and screwdriver not included). Please take a look at some important specifications of our table lift set before starting the assembly procedure:
- · Height Range is 23.5" - 49"
- · Base Width is 42,25" - 74"
- · Desktop must be at least 43" x 24"
- · Table Lift moves at a speed of 1.5"/sec
- · Can support up to 220 lbs
- · Weighs around 60 lbs (not including desktop)
Start off with assembling the table lift set, you can refer to our FLT-02 PDF for full step by step instructions on the assembly procedure. Assembling the unit should take as little as 10 minutes. Once it’s assembled make sure to test the remote control by raising and lowering the motorized table lift.
With the table lift assembled you’ll now want to flip it over and place it on the underside of the desk. Please keep in mind the minimum dimensions required for the desk top must be 43” by 24” in order for the FLT-02 to fit. We recommend having at least two people to flip the two-column table lift set as it is quite heavy. Once it’s on the desk adjust the width of the table lift to fit your desk top using the crossbar center rails. We suggest leaving at least a half inch overhang of the desk tops width over the lift set. Once you are satisfied you can go ahead and secure its position with the included screws.
Now it’s to time to secure the power supply and hand remote to the underside of the desk top. Place them wherever you prefer and use the included screws to secure them in place. Once everything is screwed in use the cable clips to secure and hide the wires from view so they aren’t loose and hanging from the desk top once it’s flipped over.
With everything secured and ready to go you can flip the fully assembled desk over. We recommend having at least two people for this. Before it’s ready for use you must reset the table lift mechanism. To do this just hold the down button on the remote until the lift reaches its lowest point, slightly rises then stops. Once this happens release the down button and your standing computer desk is ready for use. The FLT-02 also features the ability to program preset positions so the lift will automatically move to your own custom positions with the press of a button. All you have to do is find your desired height, press the “M” button followed by a number 1-4. With that your preset position is saved to whatever number you chose.
Your fully automated standing desk is now installed and ready for action. We hope you found this informative and left you inspired to build your own standing desk. If you'd like to order our FLT-02 Table Lift Set, or any of our other table lift models, you can order online or contact us today. Stay tuned for more projects and guides like this in the future!