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Thread: Building a metal work bench - what dimensions?

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    350RRC is offline ChatterBox Silver Subscriber
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    Mar 2008
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    Really refreshing to see all the height responses.

    All the stuff I make for myself is 1100.

    The bench height of 900 is only relevant to the 1800's or the height of women. Probably can't even say that now.


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    Apr 2007
    NW Tassie
    When I built the kitchen for my wife, I said stand there and tell me how high you want the benchtops. They turned out about 3 inches taller than standard height. Made it a real pain to fit it all out as non of the standard stuff would fit and I had to custom the lot. We do get lots of comments on a good working height though, as I tell people, happy wife equals happy wife. Must finish them one day

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    Have you decided what weight your bench must be able to support?
    I have a relative who is a welder and his work benches have to be massive to support big beams for buildings.
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    Tamworth NSW
    I wish I had the capability of such weighty projects.
    My 'shed' is 6x3m, sheet metal with 1 door and no windows. I can barely fit myself in it, let alone structural steel!

    FWIW, if it can handle a transfercase strip-down, a rebuild of an alternator, or other small DIY auto jobs, I'm happy. It will be a place for the vice, a tool box, and a surface to do small jobs on.
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    I hate to admit it Mitch but yours is three times bigger than mine.
    Cheers, Billy.
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