Now compare with "measured drawings" of colonial furniture, and you'll find
out why you don't want to copy them.
I think the "standard" for bathroom fixtures and kitchen counters is due for
an upward revision. Or perhaps it's my aging back.
I don't know what data he uses, but most of the large, up-to-date data sets
come from military personnel around the world. I haven't looked for a long
time, but recent data sets may be difficult to find for free. Try
This is the Defense Technical Information Center website for HSIAC (Human
Systems Information Analysis Center). They disseminate technical
information relating to human factors (including anthropometric data) to the
DOD, private organizations, and individuals.
Two good documents for Human Factors design there are:
Both very good references that would cost a bunch if they
were commercial publications. The data in them is updated
every few years.
Excellent documents. Not much direct anthropometric data, but there are
some good dimensional guidelines for things like workstations and storage
units, etc. For the average woodworker these guidelines would probably be
of more use any way. Using the anthropometric data directly would take a
lot of extra work. A while back it was difficult to find mil std 1472
online. It is now easily obtainable.
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