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Why should I use a standing desk?

Standing desks are becoming more and more popular both in the workplace and at home and there are plenty of good reasons for it. Standing desks allow office workers to be on their feet throughout the day rather than be in their chairs. Harvard University has linked long periods of sitting to: obesity diabetes cardiovascular disease cancer (especially cancers of the colon or breast) Standing desks are assumed to help combat the negative effects of sitting for long periods of time. Several studies have suggested that standing for at least a portion of your workday may help reduce back pain, which a reported 20% of Australians suffer from.  The majority of standing desks come in two forms: A tall desk Motorised height...

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Why do I need a laptop stand?

Despite the name, using a laptop in your lap can have a variety of negative outcomes.  Posture Using your laptop in your lap or placed on a flat desk makes retaining good posture very difficult. Elevating your laptop will help you maintain a good posture and will help reduces possible back pain.  Performance Computers run at their maximum efficiency when they are appropriately cooled and have a steady stream of fresh air. As your laptop sinks deeper into your lap or on a blanket on your bed, less airflow will make it into your computer making it overheat. Using a laptop stand to raise your computer off of a surface will help prevent overheating and allow your computer to perform at its peak....

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Chucking a sickie from your home office: The definitive guide

For some, calling in sick is an Australian pastime, but due to the rapidly changing work climate of 2020, it is harder than ever to justify a day off. Chucking a sickie gives you a day to relax, clear your head, and will make you more productive when back at work. Working from home means that there are a lot fewer excuses for why you can't make it to your desk, so here are a few tips for building your perfect Get off work free card. Having a cough won't cut it The lack of co-workers sitting next to you means the age-old "Sorry boss I'm feeling a bit under the weather" won't cut it for a full day out of the digital office. It is...

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Design Philosophy

All Chopt products are designed with a few different things in mind: Functionality Ease of assembly Sustainability Durability Aesthetics Our vision is to create functional, good looking, and sustainable furniture that will last a lifetime. In our efforts to undergo this we have focused on using premium materials such as FSC certified birch ply, not cut corners in construction or design, and hand-finished every product that comes out of our factory. All of our products use a combination of traditional joinery techniques and counter-balanced components to allow for a tool-free construction that will stand the test of time. 

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What is FSC certified wood?

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has 25 years of experience in sustainable forest management and strives to promote environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management for the world's forests. The FSC is a world leader in certifying that timber is sustainably sourced and produced.  All of our products are made of FSC certified Birch ply for environmental, structural, and aesthetic purposes, right here in our Sydney factory. 

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