ergonomics of a table for PC

Hi all, 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 Faustino
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A google search will bring up many such sites. There is no fixed desk height that is "right" for everyone -- you need to build a desk that can be adjusted to fit the user.
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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 of charge.
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Faustino Dina wrote:

I love the adjustable shelf on my computer table. It helps to be able to change the angle from time to time. I'll post a photo on abpw.
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Faustino Dina wrote:

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/ .

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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.
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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 lamp. 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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