Is there any standard for desk heights?
All that I measure are between 29" and 30".
However, the 2 secretaries I have measured (I am building a secretary) are
I presume this is because they don't require clearance above the knees for
We build these things quite often, building cabinets for a living and
building them on a 32mm system ( a whole other topic) our desk heights come
out around 31" to the top of the worksurface. I was always taught growing
up that 30" was the standard, but if you get a person with large thighs at
the desk or they are using the under the counter keyboard trays, the extra
inch is always appreciated. Mostly, check and see who is using it and what
they like if possible. What works for the intended use/person is what is
correct, this may not end up being an industry standard.
exactamundo. I'm 6'5" and built a desk for myself that is a good inch or
more above standard desk heights, so that my legs wouldn't hit the
underside of the pencil drawer.
However, the OP's question was merely about standards.
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