For a handcrafted take on the idea: The Adler table from Ohio Design in San Francisco has a crank made from steel gears and a chromed, cast-iron handle. The work surface shifts from 27 to 42 inches high and can be ordered in a variety of woods, including walnut, oak and maple. Power-coated steel legs are available in “practically any color.” It’s $1,925. www.ohiodesign.com(Ohio Design)
Anthro’s new electric Elevate II can rise from a sitting height of 27 inches to standing height of 53 inches with the push of a button. It’s $1,299 to $1,549, depending on size and your choice of four finishes. www.anthro.com(Anthro)
The ModTable’s work surface can rise to nearly 4 feet high courtesy of a hand crank. Mix and match table tops and bases in a range of colors. Combinations start at $599. Coming soon: A version of the desk with built-in LifeSpan treadmill, $1,699. www.multitable.com(MultiTable)
MultiTable’s ModTable with Lifespan Treadmill is available for preorder. Orders begin shipping at the end of August. $1,699. (MultiTable)
Ikea’s Galant collection of desks includes this piece whose work surface can be adjusted to about 35.5 inches high. It comes with four options for table top, with prices from $85 to $105. (Ikea)
The NewHeights Manual Crank Sit to Stand Desk from Beyond the Office Door comes with a bevy of options, including choice of table top, optional pencil drawer and optional wire management accessories. Base price: $1,059.