We are so excited to introduce the Flitch Workaround Desk: a sit-stand desk designed to convert any room or surface into your workspace. Made from a light but durable poplar core plywood, it’s both lightweight and stable. You can easily set it up, take it down, and move it around to wherever you feel like working for the day.
With two interchangeable shelves and nine shelf positions, the Workaround Desk adapts to different surface heights and adjusts to let you sit or stand in a comfortable position. Place it on the floor, your coffee table, your dining table, or your current stationary desk! The Workaround Desk lets you work where you want and how you want.
Why We Built It
This year has forced us to rethink the way we work and live, sometimes blurring the lines between the two. Many people are working from home now, but many lack a designated office or comfortable workspace. We’re working from home too, and we understand the struggle!
Long hours spent behind a laptop, while sitting at the dining table or on the couch, can become uncomfortable and uninspiring. Our first-hand experience with this led us to create the Workaround Desk. We needed to be able to turn our living space into our workspace — one that was flexible, mobile, ergonomic, and of course good-looking.
The Workaround Desk comes with a maple base and two shelves, with shelf color options of maple, white, grey, yellow, or black. It’s packed flat in a cardboard box, secured with plastic-free materials, and delivered straight to your door. Once it arrives (yay!), it can be set up in just a few minutes using our pressure-fit assembly method, without any tools or hardware.
The maple base is composed of four pieces that press-fit together, featuring a slotted panel that supports the two adjustable shelves. The small shelf is just the right size for a laptop, while the large shelf is great for a keyboard, mouse, and perhaps a small notepad. The large shelf also features a groove at each end, ensuring no roll-away pens or pencils!
For us, the Workaround Desk has been a game-changer. We love the flexibility it provides, and the ease of setting it up for the day or tucking it away at night. We’ve also experienced improved posture and productivity. No more hunched-over-laptop backaches!
When we can safely return to the office, this guy is definitely coming with us. In the meantime, we hope the Workaround Desk adds some joy to your work-from-home experience.