Bench height would not work for me. OK if you are a joiner or cabinet maker (European terms - look them up if you are in there US because I don't know the equivalents...). I have mine a couple of inches below so my forearm held in the horizontal position. I want to get into a near upright position when using hand tools. A bench that low in the diagram would generate back pain in about 15 minutes and I'm short guy at just 66" tall - in fact I am the tallest dwarf in Wales!.