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August 29, 2013


Our desk came today (Wednesday), two days early and without a scratch.  Thanks for getting this done quickly and to us. We start school on Sept 3 and the library would not have been complete without this piece.  It's perfect.

John Heaton, Headmaster
New Covenant Schools

January 2, 2013

Hello Cory,

I had ordered a stand-up desk for my daughter, Marsha Putt,  late last year.  She has very nice home office furniture but given the amount of time she spends in her office, was challenged by back/hip issues that result from sitting too long.  After investigating stand-up desks and talking with a relative whose happens to have one of your desks, I ordered one from your company.  It arrived when you said it would, in perfect condition and met all of our expectations.  The craftsmanship is impeccable and the design is well thought-out.  She loves this desk!  Thanks for great service and an outstanding product.  Marcelle Gress

Marcelle Gress
GDC Sourcing & Value Chain
Global Delivery Center
Xerox Corporation

September 14th, 2012


A brief note to say I received my desk in good order and now have it placed and in use.  I LOVE IT !!!! The skill and craftsmanship involved are obvious. It is an unbelievable bargain at the price and will make a huge positive difference in my life, as we discussed. Thank you so much for your advice on exactly what to get and for getting it to me early.

I realize I am running on so I will stop now, but I must again say- Thank you, Jim.

Chris Lowe

August 10th, 2012

Good Morning Jim,

Sorry, I couldn't talk more the other day.....but I must tell you, I LOVE THE DESK!? It is the first thing parents see when they come into the school and it looks BEAUTIFUL!? What quality!  The color compliments the other maple (cubby shelves) that I have in the hallway.? Thank you so much and I will be in touch down the road (when my daughter completes her degree in Architecture :)!)

Annely K. Carver

July 25, 2012

Jim - I just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with my new stand up desk.  The quality and workmanship are excellent.  The design and construction are top quality.  Your service and assistance were first rate.  Frankly, I was a bit anxious about ordering such an expensive item, sight unseen, at a great distance, from an unfamiliar website, with no opportunity to meet with the seller, and,(worst of all), to pay in full before shipment. My fears and anxieties were completely without basis.  The desk arrived as ordered, on time, and in good condition. The few minor "dings" from shipping were quickly repaired.   Oh, if only all of life's commercial experiences could be this way!

Thanks again.
I'll surely recommend you.
Fred Giles
March 01, 2010

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James Strock

Apr 29, 2008

Almost two months ago, I decided that I wanted to try working standing up, rather than sitting down. When sitting in my comfortable, reclining office chair, my posture was terrible, my attention span was narrowing rapidly, and I was constantly battling fatigue. After looking around online a bit, it sounded like standing was the way to go.

So I propped my keyboard and mouse up on a few encyclopedias and gave it a go. The first week was rough on my feet and legs, which ached constantly. I kept a bar stool handy for resting periodically on, but I really tried to stand at least 80% of the time. After that first week, though, things improved rapidly.

My attention span improved, too. I noticed an immediate increase in my ability to focus on a problem for longer, and with greater clarity. When I was blocked by some problem, I was able to just walk away from the desk, whereas before the effort of getting up from my chair often made me prefer to just sit and stew in my frustration.

So now, nearly two months later, I am able to replace my book-stack keyboard platform with a real stand-up desk, and I love it. When I was shopping around for a new desk, I quickly realized that I didn't want stainless steel or plastic. I wanted wood, being the xylophile that I am. And of all the places that sold wooden stand-up desks, Standupdesks.com (the web outlet for Amish Country Furniture Sales) was the most compelling. I purchased a 4-foot-wide variant of this computer desk, and am very pleased with it so far (it just arrived yesterday). The workmanship is top-notch, and I love its simple elegance.

James:  We received the desk.  Just wanted to let you know that the desk worked out fantastic.  Judge Taylor and her chamber staff are very happy with the desk. 

Dan Wiebel
Jim and others at Standup desks:

I just wanted to thank you all for fulfilling my recent order for a da Vinci 2-in-1. The desk arrived earlier than I was expecting and it is absolutely perfect. I love it. What's more, I work in a

Best regards,
Jeremy T. Monthy
Hogan & Hartson, LLP

I had looked around for a while for a piece of furniture to meet my storage needs and be of high-quality construction. There was nothing that really fit the bill. Your custom-made file hutch piece is not only exactly what I needed for storage but is also of a high quality that I could not find anywhere else. The furniture is very beautiful and I could not be more pleased. When comparing this piece to what I could get in local furniture stores, there is no contest - yours is much superior.
Thanks for your help with my custom design!

Rebecca Kruppa


Dear Jim,

I just wanted to write you and let you know how thrilled I am with the Mission and the Thomas Jefferson desks I purchased from you. Everything about my experience with you, from the website to phone calls to delivery of the finished products was professional. The desks are absolutely beautiful. I didn't know furniture of such quality could still be tailor-made and delivered at such a reasonable cost. The fit and finish of the carpentry are remarkable, and the cherry wood and acres stain are second-to-none. You and your craftsmen should be proud of a job well done. I hope to send you some referral business from the Topeka area. Keep up the good work!


Willian M. Rogenmoser

Rogenmoser Financial Services
Topeka Kansas

In 2002 I ordered and received my 3-in-1 stand-up desk and I am absolutely delighted with it. I am now planning to order a second desk for my law firm because I have a second office and nothing beats the quality, craftsmanship, and appearance of my desk. It is just great. I love it and would not trade it for anything. In the practice of law, one must continuously be alert and careful. I believe that standing while working at my desk provides me the ability to remain alert and be more conscious of detail. All of this does not even come close to mentioning how helpful you were in assisting me in the ordering process. I will definitely be buying another desk from you. Thanks.

David J. Chapman
Chapman Law Firm
Fargo, ND 58102


"I am delighted with my stand-up desk and with the help, you provided along the way in selecting the right height and configuration. The workmanship is first rate. The desk is very handsome and substantial, and it is exactly as we agreed. What's more, it arrived just when you said it would (and was definitely worth the wait). Thanks very much for a great experience all around. Regards."


My desk was delivered today, and I couldn't be more pleased. The delivery service was excellent and the desk is in perfect shape. I will look forward to the opportunity to recommend your company to others who may have an interest in your products.

Thank you and your craftsmen for a job well done.


Kevin Wm. Donovan, Esq.
A Legal Professional Association

Hi Jim,

I received my desk today and I am thrilled. It's just perfect in every respect. Everyone in our law firm is commenting on it and they are all logging onto your website to check out what all you make.


Dear Jim,

We have finally relocated our offices and while we are still settling in, my office is pretty much in shape as of today. Mickey (my wife) and I agree that the desk is one beautiful piece of furniture and workmanship. I have placed it in a corner in my office opposite my traditional desk to provide a separate place for focused work.

I get nothing but compliments and I encourage folks to contact you. I deeply appreciate the fine work by your artisans and for you doing all that you said when you said. The tooled leather is a really nice accent and finishing touch, thanks for going out of your way to get that done.

Let me know about the stool, as I think it will further highlight this fine piece of furniture/art.
I cannot overstate how pleased I am with the quality and professionalism in every aspect of this transaction.


J. H. Crosby

My Captains Desk arrived yesterday. It is beautiful, just as shown on your website. It is in great condition. Your packaging for shipping is awesome.

Thank you.

Tom Willy


The desk came today, and my boss hasn't seen it yet, but I wanted to send you a quick note to say that it is a beautiful piece of furniture. Excellent work. Thank you.


Hi Jim:

Got the desk yesterday. Wow! You guys did a great job. It's a beautiful piece of furniture. Thanks for going the extra mile for me. Man, it's nice!

Bill Allred
Atlanta, GA


The Ben Franklin stand-up desk and matching sit-down table are fantastic! Nothing but positive comments from my partners. Turns out that a lot of them had considered getting a stand-up desk for themselves, but they weren't brave enough to try something new. Maybe they'll reconsider now.

Patrick Garrett


I just wanted to follow-up after I received my new podium, stand up desk. I wanted you to know how happy I am with the outcome of my request for this special piece. The wood match was just about perfect and the workmanship overall was excellent. If I could get this kind of satisfaction from everything I purchased, life would be oh so sweet.

With the best regards,
Ron Bosrock

Dear Jim,

Jeremy's desk arrived today and I just wanted to write to let you know that he is very, very pleased. The desk is beautiful and so well-crafted. It's just what we were hoping for. And thank you so much for rushing the order. The packers were great and you couldn't have timed things better.

Thanks again,

Jessica and Jeremy Bee


I just wanted to let you know that Jerry dropped off the desk a short time ago, and it came in great shape. I am very pleased with it, and I wanted to pass along my "thank you" for taking care of everything better than one could hope to expect. I will certainly try to "recruit" new buyers for you! Thanks!

-- Mark Stevens

Holy Smokes! What a beautiful job you did on this desk. This was totally worth the wait! Thanks for a terrific piece of furniture. ( And my back and neck thank you as well!)

Jim Benton

Artist and writer, three-time listee on the New York Times bestsellers list.
Jim Benton
J.K.Benton Design Studio
Benton Arts


Hi Jim,

Thanks for sending the new handles. They look great.

I am enjoying my desk so much I am contemplating buying a second one for my study at home.


Owen Reese

June 21, 2008,

Dear Jim, I am writing to let you know how very delighted I am with the furniture I recently ordered from your company. The stand-up desk and filing cabinet are everything I was hoping for: beautiful, functional and wonderfully made. Many thanks for these lovely additions to our home. My family and I will cherish and enjoy them for many years to come.

With kind regards,

Eliza Garth, California MD.


I just wanted to write you a quick note.  I purchased two desks from you back in Dec. 2002. (I purchased the Winston Churchill and the StandingComputer Desks.)  9 years later, I am still absolutely thrilled with my purchase.  I work on the desks daily and they are still an absolutely gorgeous piece of furniture.  I honestly still marvel at how well made these desks are - the quality of these desks is impeccable. I also wanted to thank you for the time and help you gave me during the process of purchasing the desks.  I remember peppering you with a ton of questions, but you took the time to answer them all. You made the process of purchasing the desks extremely enjoyable.

Thank you again for everything...and I sincerely wish you continued success.

Scott Szur
The Harrison Group

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