Building workbench for the height challanged?

Submitted by delynb on Tue, 05/13/2014 - 20:58

I have been working with wood for many years but I have always used my dad's table saw, router, etc. and as a result I have never really been comfortable using these tools because I am fairly short at 4' 10". Now, my house has been built with my height taken into consideration. I think a shorter workbench would help my comfort level because I don't feel as apprehensive using the tools on the floor as I do using them on my father's workbench. I have searched for shorter workbenches but they are pretty much a standard height. I am curious to know if anyone else has built with this in mind or if there are standards for the different sizes of users. Any advise would be useful.

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