PLANET 6 Walnut Monitor Stand by Understands REVIEW


The PLANET 6 Walnut Stand is part of the PLANET collection from Understands. It features hand-cut dovetail joinery and contiguous wood grain. Each piece of the collection includes an under mount (what Understands is famous for) for an iMac, cable management routing, and secret drawers. The PLANET 6 is the largest of the series of stands and has six built-in drawers. The description from the website states that the design is meant to honor old-world craftsmanship and it’s crafted from sustainable urban walnut (sustainably harvested from northern Illinois) and embodies pride & authenticity.


When the PLANET 6 stand arrived, I was so excited to get it out of its shipping box. It was plain and there really wasn’t much worth noting about it. I was very taken with the overall gorgeous style of the stand. It’s a quality woodworking piece and you can tell how much time and patience went into it. It is very much a work of art and I immediately started using it to my full advantage. As I’ve described, I have somewhat of a non-traditional set-up. I have a narrow desktop and quite a bit of equipment covering it. The PLANET 6 was meant to help me curb the clutter and have a more uniform, tidy desk. It has definitely succeeded in that. Even though the stand is designed to work intimately with an iMac, I am using it in a slightly different way — as a laptop stand. As you will see from my photos, I have my laptop connected to a dock, which makes it possible for me to connect easily to the monitor and wired mechanical keyboard quite easily.


The PLANET 6 Walnut Monitor Stand is a tricky investment to make. It’s pricey (my selection retails for $399), but incredibly well built and designed. It’s beautiful and worth the investment in my opinion. The stand is versatile and looks amazing. I’ve not had any issues with the stand and can recommend it for any user.




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