-> A good workbench should be about the same height as your elbows. if
-> you're over 4' 6" tall, anything from Sears will cause major back
I've built benches that high before, but my current ones are a bit
shorter. All of my benches are taller than the "recommended" height,
which is evidently adjusted for midgets.
When we remodel the kitchen we're going to move the countertops and
range up. My wife is only 5'4" and she complains about having to bend
over the sink; it practically kills my back, it's so low.