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Work healthier at home or the office. Readydesk is lightweight, strong, ergonomic and beautifully designed to setup without tools.
159 backers pledged $31,715 to help bring this project to life.

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Standing desks are getting popular, but people are trading in sitting too much for standing improperly. When we created the Readydesk, we focused on building an ergonomic, inexpensive standing desk with an eye-catching design. Now, everyone has the option of standing while they work. Using the Readydesk at your home or office says to the world, "I won't let The Man keep me sitting down!"

Readydesk Facts:

  • Works with your existing desk or table
  • Weighs 16 lbs; measures 32" wide x 22" tall x 22" deep
  • Independently adjustable shelves 
  • Ergonomically correct for 95% of people 
  • Shake-free cross-bracing
  • Supports 160lbs (10 times it’s own weight) 
  • Fits a full size iMac, two 22" monitors, or a monitor + laptop
  • Made from recyclable Baltic Birch
  • Designed and built in San Diego, California 
Assembles without tools.
Assembles without tools.

Getting The Design Right

For the past three years, we've made one desk at a time: testing, fixing and redesigning as we go—about 29 prototypes in all. This type of research and development is expensive, but we wanted to get it right before we revealed the finished Readydesk.

Various sketches from the past few years.
Various sketches from the past few years.
From Prototype Alpha, all the way to the finished Readydesk
From Prototype Alpha, all the way to the finished Readydesk
Adjustable keyboard shelf up close
Adjustable keyboard shelf up close
Shake-free cross-bracing supports the adjustable monitor shelf
Shake-free cross-bracing supports the adjustable monitor shelf

Hitting our funding goal of $18,900 allows us to make many desks at once. This lowers manufacturing costs and lets us keep the price low for the Readydesk. Now, more people can join the stand up revolution.

When you fund the Readydesk, you're helping more people experience the benefits of standing at work. Please back us today!

Funds raised on Kickstarter go toward:

- buying recyclable Baltic Birch wood
- paying a CNC operator to cut the desk pieces 
- sanding, staining and finishing the desks
- storage, packaging materials and shipping expenses

We have one lumberyard and two CNC shops that we work with in San Diego County. We could lower our expenses by going across the border to Tijuana, but we will continue to support American manufacturing.

When You Should Receive Your Readydesk

Special thanks: Matt Gossman (photography), Sean Horton (videographer/editor), Brett Jorgensen (design), Beth Wilkinson (public relations), Neal Desai (design), i.d.e.a. (promotion), Jake Craigmile (coding), Chris Toombs (retouching), Stephanie Garcia (social media), family, friends and Joe's Uncle Larry for helping him build the first Readydesk

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Risks and challenges

We've done a lot of upfront work so that when you back the Readydesk and this project is funded, we hit the ground running.

However, we still need to source custom-sized shipping boxes, packaging and figure out shipping logistics. Without knowing how many Readydesks will be needed, we can't know for certain the capacity and speed of our production. We have a lot of work to do, but that's what makes this project so exciting for us.

We expect to start shipping desks within 30 days of a successful funding. Check out the timeline above for a more detailed description of how we imagine it will all play out.

Team Readydesk is excited to do this. We hope you are equally excited to have a standing desk! Pledge today to help battle the evil executives at Big Chair!

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    STAR NAME—Joe and Ben choose a star from the night sky. They whisper your name. Forever that star will be yours. Your star will look down from the Heavens as the battle against Big Chair rages on.

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    SUPPORT THE FIGHT—
    Thank you! Your pledge helps us in the battle against Big Chair. You will receive project updates, a call sign (a military nickname, something like "Maverick", "PigPen", "Stilts" or "Randy") and a personal Certificate of Appreciation.

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    SHIRT OF HONOR—Show your support for standing up with a Readydesk t-shirt. We'll send you an American Apparel shirt that's your size, along with a personal Certificate of Appreciation. US shipping included.

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    WORKPLACE WELLNESS WEBINAR—Be healthier at work and play. Angel Chelik, fitness expert and health sciences professor (www.workbetterwellness.com), will take you and your employees through a personal, online workplace wellness webinar. Discover how sedentary days affect you physically, mentally and emotionally, and how you can see a big difference making small changes.

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    EARLYBIRD READYDESK—Be an earlybird and be the first to stand with Readydesk, straight off our San Diego production line. Plus, as an early bird backer, you get your Readydesk for less. Includes a personal Certificate of Appreciation. US shipping included. Join the fight against Big Chair!

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    ALMOST EARLYBIRD READYDESK—Missed the first early bird order? Don't worry. You've got a Plan B. Be a Second Early Bird backer and get your own Readydesk plus a personal Certificate of Appreciation. US shipping included. Join the fight against Big Chair!

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    READYDESK—One completely awesome Readydesk delivered to your doorstep. Plus, a personal Certificate of Appreciation. US shipping included. Join the fight against Big Chair!

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    THREE'S A COMPANY—Three Readydesks get your team on their feet for less. This is the perfect package for co-working spaces, startups and companies that are looking to offer employees a healthier way to work. Package includes three (3) Readydesks at a volume rate, plus, a personal Certificate of Appreciation. US shipping included. Join the fight against Big Chair!

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    HEALTHY OFFICE SIXPACK—Get more team members on their feet for less. This is the perfect package for co-working spaces, startups and companies that are looking to offer employees a healthier way to work. Package includes six (6) Readydesks at a volume rate, plus, a personal Certificate of Appreciation. US shipping included. Join the fight against Big Chair!

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    HEALTHY OFFICE 10-PACK—Get more team members on their feet for less. This is the perfect package for co-working spaces, startups and companies that are looking to offer employees a healthier way to work. Package includes ten (10) Readydesks at a volume rate, plus, a personal Certificate of Appreciation. US shipping included. Join the fight against Big Chair!

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    SAN DIEGO INSIDER WEEKEND—As a Platinum Backer, we'll fly you and a guest to San Diego for a weekend of fun (sometime in 2015) tailored to what YOU like. Nature nut? Beach bum? Brewery tours? Zoo geek? Get picked up at the airport and driven to your beach house or downtown condo (your choice). Joe and Ben will show you the lesser known spots that make San Diego so great. From finding the secret door at an underground speakeasy to exploring Pacific tide pools to seeing the Salton Sea from 6500 feet up, you’ll have a blast. (Please note: You don’t have to hang out with us.)

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    - 3 days/2 nights at San Diego beach house or downtown condo
    - (2) Roundtrip airfare to San Diego (flights within the contiguous US only)
    - (2) Passes to SD Zoo
    - (1) Readydesk
    - (1) Readydesk custom carry-bag
    - (1) personal standing mat
    - (1) Personal Certificate of Appreciation

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Funding period

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