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Im about to build a table and would like to know how to establish the height of the top in relation to my body. Is there a rule of thumb that I need to be following ?

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Im about to build a table and would like to know how to establish the height of the top in relation to my body. Is there a rule of thumb that I need to be following ?

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Hello,
I´m 6,2ft (190cm)and have chosen a rather high table top at 3,2ft (100cm). Building another one at 3,5 (108cm). Feels comfortable and I don´t have to bend over as much. Try out a "dummytable"-height if possible. I usually think it´s easier to cut the legs than to lengthen them. Good luck with your table!
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I usually think it´s easier to cugt the legs than to lengthen them.
True, but getting all of the legs the same height can be a real pain, unless you put some sort of leveling device on the bottoms.

I sit while using my router table, so it's lower than most. I didn't try to go by any 'guidelines' when I made it tho, just picked a height that I felt comfortable with. I know it's a bit above my elbows. It's worked out quite well for me.

I am extending one side of my table, attaching an already made seat/bench to it. Legs need extending, so clamping one end on the router table, that end has two legs. Once I get the other end lifted some, I'll adjust the heights to match, then drill thru the table and bench, and put a few bolts thru to secure it. Then on the other end of the bench, one leg here, I'll raise that until it is level with the table, reclamp, drill some holes, and bolt on an extension for the leg. Simple does the job. The only really difficult part will be getting down, and back up, my joints and back are going to really kill me on this one.

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I go for around elbow height. I find that comfortable. Much lower and you will be bent over which is harder on your back. I also have a table top set up which is really nice for small parts. I put it on my table saw or work bench and that gets it up to around breast height on me (6' 2").

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I'd say its a personal preferance also..your height and what feels comfortable to you,,as said above..try something for height you feel ok with for the movements you'd make and consider the type of projects,,as for the time spent at the table...if working at it for long periods, would also make a difference...good luck...post pics once you get it built...enjoy

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Buckle height.......unless your one of those really old guys with their buckle up under the arm pits....( in which case, elbow height as recommended by Charles)

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Buckle height.......unless your one of those really old guys with their buckle up under the arm pits....( in which case, elbow height as recommended by Charles)

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