I'm designing a table for my PC 'cause I feel the actual table - chair
combination is very uncomfortable for me. I hear it is a subject called
"ergonomy" who studies the most comfortable sizes for everything. Can
anybody point me to a site with recommendations for such things like table
height, monitor height, chair height?
Thanks in advance
I don't have a page to recommend, but a Chiropractor will have plenty of
advice for you. Mine has even offered training sessions for businesses free
The subject is called "ergonomics". There are numerous standards out. The
US government agency charged with dealing with such matters has checklists
and so on at <http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/computerworkstations/ .
Reply to jclarke at ae tee tee global dot net
On Mon, 27 Dec 2004 09:32:22 -0600, "Faustino Dina"
I recall a (computer) program that takes your height and several other
dimensions to determine all the proper heights for your keyboard,
chair, monitor, etc. What's comfortable to some, may not to others.
I know that the top of the computer monitor screen should be eye level
or slightly lower. A fully adjustable chair with arms is important.
You could stack some boxes and use various heights to determine your
best keyboard/mouse table height.
I have now built 3 PC tables according to the following pattern:
Base - 2' x 4' table with folding legs (purchased) with 28" height
PC shelf - 1x12x48 either plywood or prefinished MDF
Legs for shelf - 1x12x9 attached 11" in from each end - not
necessarily the same material as the shelf. Screw through shelf into
the ends of the two legs.
The shelf contains (L-R) printer, monitor, PC.
The desktop below (L-R) holds UPS, speakers and a small high-intensity
The desktop out front has the keyboard and mouse.
The chair should be an office chair with adjustable height and a
comfortable back. A plastic carpet mat makes it easier to roll around.
Standard chair height should position the monitor at face height.
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