Environmentally-Friendly Materials

Helping humans while preserving the planet

A Douglas fir reclaimed wood standing desk on a gray height adjustable desk frame

Resources Restored

Just because we're always bringing the freshest in ergonomic innovations doesn't mean we can't benefit from a little look back every now and again. And if we've learned anything from the wisdom of classic rock band reunions, it's that there's nothing wrong with recycling old material. We just like to keep things a little more literal. Come to think of it, it's actually pretty easy being green.

A tree standing tall with a view from the bottom up

Trees For Us

UPLIFT Desk is committed to helping create and protect sustainable forests. In partnership with the National Forest Foundation, we're proud to plant five trees in U.S. National Forests for every solid wood desktop that we sell. Not only does this help offset our impact on the environment, but it's one way we're making sure that the resources we use today will be available for future generations.

Think of it as getting one desk, giving five trees. That's a deal you can't pass up.

A Douglas fir reclaimed wood standing desk on a gray height adjustable desk frame

Our Reclaim to Fame

While we do offer freshly cut timber in our wide repertoire of desktops, not every piece of wood finds its calling right away. Some start out in the flooring biz, others take bridging gigs, and even more spend a good portion of their lives making up the broad side of a barn. Normally, the end of the game would be retiring in a bonfire or a nice landfill upstate, but as it turns out you can teach an old log new tricks. We're just the only ones who know how.

Between the reclaimed teak and our reclaimed fir, you'll have two rock solid options refurbished and finished to last. Call it job securi-tree.

A bamboo stem that will be used for an adjustable height desk

All Natural Bamboo

Fun fact, one of our long-wearing, great looking hardwoods is actually a closer cousin to a manicured lawn than a grand old oak. It's true—bamboo's a grass, not a wood. But that's what makes it so green...environmentally speaking anyway. Aside from keeping pandas looking black and white and cute all over, bamboo's natural lightning-fast growth rates (seriously, one inch in under an hour) make it one of the most renewable materials this side of a wacky sitcom premise.

genuine rubberwood solid wood standing desk

Recycled Rubberwood

Our rubberwood solid wood desktops start their lives as Parawood trees on rubber plantations in Southeast Asia. After thirty years dutifully producing latex sap that is harvested and used to manufacture millions of products all over the world, these tropical trees are recycled and repurposed into our beautiful rubberwood desktops. When paired with our height adjustable frames you get desk that embodies the best of both ergonomics and eco-friendliness. Give lumber a second life and save a tree with our genuine rubberwood desktops.

A Douglas fir reclaimed wood standing desk on a gray height adjustable desk frame

GREENGUARD Gold Laminates

UPLIFT Desk's Laminate Desktops are all GREENGUARD Gold Certified, which means they have been rigorously tested by an independent third-party laboratory to evaluate chemical emissions. To pass the strict test of conditions and earn the GREENGUARD Gold Certificate, products must be safe for use in environments like schools and healthcare facilities, meeting some of the world's highest standards for low chemical emissions.