[CQ-Contest] shack table height - optimal for CW contesting?
w8ji at w8ji.com
Thu Sep 20 18:38:22 EDT 2012
On 20/09/2012 10:29 AM, Jeff Blaine wrote:
> Ergonomics question. Optimal table height?
> I’ve always had shack tables made from whatever I had around. But this
> time I’m building up a table and can pick the height. Of course it
> depends on what chair you set in, and your body, etc. But I wonder if
> guys had a particular preference or range.
I did a long study of this before I built my contesting barn desks. The
optimum distance turned out to be from the top of the desk surface to the
Seriously, I concluded ~29.5 inches was best to the desk top surface. I also
recessed the supports way back so Hams with long legs would not bump the
supports. Adjustable chairs work best without unnecessary desk surface
thickness. I used 1 and 11/16th inch thick solid core doors.
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