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Old Oct 10, 2012, 10:27 PM
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When I built my woodworking bench I referenced several benches both for sale and plans and came up with a bench top height of 32". I've built a lot of projects on it of many different sizes and framed-up two R/C models on it. I'm 5'10" and I find it a very good height for me. I also have a stationary cabinet-style workbench and the top is 36". If the 36" bench was all that I had to build on, I'd make due. But it would be somewhat of a challenge for building large-scale models - too high for me.

You don't want to go too low or you'll fatigue your back. Too tall, just plain annoying. If you have the material, try setting a board on a set of saw horses and place one of your models on top. Imagine yourself building it. Then block-up the board until you're comfortable. Don't forget to add-in 3/4"-1" for that anti- fatigue floor mat...

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