LumberJocks

Assembly table

  • Advertise with us

« back to Designing Woodworking Projects forum

Forum topic by Tim08 posted 08-05-2012 08:45 PM 1737 views 1 time favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Tim08's profile

Tim08

12 posts in 1692 days


08-05-2012 08:45 PM

I am designing an assembly table for my shop. i am looking for advise on the height of the table. i want to make it low enough so when working on a large piece its not too high, but don’t want to be bending over to work normally. and advice would be appreciated. the finished table is going to be 48×96

-- Measure six times before cutting


7 replies so far

View Handtooler's profile

Handtooler

1098 posts in 822 days


#1 posted 08-05-2012 08:54 PM

Standard cabinet heights is 34” I being short (5’5”) like my workbench at 31” and my assembly tables are 32-33”. I use a platform on 4X4’s for my band saw as the table just is too high.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

View Ryan Haasen's profile

Ryan Haasen

362 posts in 1090 days


#2 posted 08-05-2012 09:07 PM

I a hoping to build an assembly table of those dimensions once my shop construction is finished. I am 6’ tall and still growing, so I think the height of the table will be around 32” tall. I think this should be a comfortable height for an assembly table.

-- Ryan

View AandCstyle's profile

AandCstyle

1381 posts in 947 days


#3 posted 08-06-2012 02:53 PM

I haven’t done this, but it might be the best answer to the question. HTH

-- Art

View Bill White's profile

Bill White

3500 posts in 2650 days


#4 posted 08-06-2012 03:49 PM

The old standard for benchtop height is that, when standing with your arms extended downward, your palms should rest flat on the table surface. Ergonomics are important, and the older I get, the more I realize it.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

View bondogaposis's profile

bondogaposis

2601 posts in 1041 days


#5 posted 08-06-2012 03:57 PM

My assembly table is also my outfeed table so it is exactly the same height as my table saw. I also built a pair of short sawhorses, 16”, for working on the occasional larger projects. I just throw a piece of plywood across them and I have an instant low assembly table.

-- Bondo Gaposis

View jmos's profile

jmos

681 posts in 1059 days


#6 posted 08-06-2012 04:11 PM

I’ll chime in with another perspective, my assembly table (in my projects) is 26” tall (I’m 6’). Now I do have a separate workbench, and an outfeed table for my TS that I can use for other purposes, so I find my assembly table height to be very useful. I use it for all my glue-ups and finishing. When I’m assembling, clamping, and finishing I can see everything, reach across and inside, it’s easier to get heavier items on top of it. Overall I think it’s a great height. I also have a homemade downdraft box that I put on the assembly table the the total height is very comfortable for sanding.

-- John

View RogerM's profile

RogerM

451 posts in 1089 days


#7 posted 08-07-2012 03:54 PM

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase