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Workspace Counter Top Height

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    sam2014
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    This question posted today by email, moving here:

    Question: I’m having a difficult time tracking down information throughout these bar plans. EHBP-09 specifically. I am trying to determine the finished height of the workspace counter behind the bar. There is no graduated side view in the plans. The best I can figure is that the counter would be 30.75″ from the floor, which is ridiculous. What am I missing?

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    sam2014
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    I am in the process of updating the EHBP-09 to make it into a single document and include a few other diagrams, some of which have recently been added to the EHBP-09 topic…I’ll include an elevation.

    Regarding your question, the counter height can be easily determined by looking at part #9. It is 30″ so adding the .75″ workspace sheet on top of that would be 30.25″. Perfectly comfortable and non-ridiculous. You could always trim or add to related parts back a bit if it’s high or low for your use. Thanks

    BTW – standard kitchen counter height is 36″. The 30.25″ is about as high as a standard desktop, but it is intended as a low work space, not a standard kitchen counter. It works fine and has been built this way countless times.

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    #37340 Score: 0

    actually, I was thinking 30.75″ was very low. Standard kitchen countertops measure at 36″. 30.75″ is halfway up my thigh. It seems impractically low. I hope to increase this level without affecting the rest of the design.

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    sam2014
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    Considering the height of the bar is 42″ – a 36″ high workspace counter gives you under 6″ of clearance. You can certainly do it, but you won’t fit a sink in that space. My workspace is 30″ and I’m 6’4″. Never felt too low.

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    I was a little concerned about this when I get the counter cut and laid in (I’m 6.1) but now that I’m used to it I’m ok with it. That said, I think my answer, should I find it irksome long term, will be to add a sub layer or two of 2×6 below the entire footprint of the bar (raising the front counter to 45.75 should still be comfortable for patrons. Another answer could be to raise just the height of a second of counter, perhaps by adding a thin drawer for bar tools (another thing I’ve considered). Good luck with your build!

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    bpwdmin
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    I think the original point was missed as this is discussing the workspace countertop height, NOT the bar top height.
    42″ is standard bar top height.

    #39525 Score: 0
    bpwdmin
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    I think the original point was missed as this is discussing the workspace countertop height, NOT the bar top height.
    42″ is standard bar top height.

    #39526 Score: 0
    bpwdmin
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    I think the original point was missed as this is discussing the workspace countertop height, NOT the bar top height.
    42″ is standard bar top height.

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