Table Or Counter Height More Comfortable For Cake Decorating

Decorating By projectqueen Updated 2 Feb 2010 , 5:35pm by KodiM

projectqueen Posted 1 Feb 2010 , 9:30pm
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I am about to replace a table in an area where I do my hobby cake decorating.

I'm torn between getting a regular 30" high table with a chair or a 36" counter height table with a stool.

Is there a preference among you as to which is more comfortable?

15 replies
Rylan Posted 1 Feb 2010 , 9:38pm
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I'm 5 11" so I prefer the higher counter.

tranqlty Posted 1 Feb 2010 , 9:45pm
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I prefer a higher table. There is a stainless steel one at Sam's I have my eye on...IMO less stress on the back using a higher table/counter

heycake Posted 1 Feb 2010 , 9:46pm
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Counter Height...Tables drive me crazy, they're so low.

mckaren Posted 1 Feb 2010 , 9:58pm
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I use both icon_biggrin.gif

It depends what I'm doing really.

loulou2 Posted 1 Feb 2010 , 10:07pm
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Counter height is much better for me, with the option of a stool. I stand 95% of the time & I would like a gel/anti-fatigue mat to stand on!!

ayerim979 Posted 1 Feb 2010 , 10:14pm
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Originally Posted by mckaren

I use both icon_biggrin.gif

It depends what I'm doing really.

I agree. thumbs_up.gif

jammjenks Posted 1 Feb 2010 , 10:18pm
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I'm pretty bad to ice a cake on the counter and move it to the table to decorate.

The_Lil_Cakehouse Posted 1 Feb 2010 , 10:25pm
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Originally Posted by jammjenks

I'm pretty bad to ice a cake on the counter and move it to the table to decorate.

This is what I do!! thumbs_up.gif

momma28 Posted 1 Feb 2010 , 10:57pm
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I actually cut the legs on the work table I have so it would slide into a void under my counter. I am 5'3" so this lower table is great for kneading and rolling fondant. Counter height hurts my shoulders.

deijha Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 12:19am
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I understand the issues of wrong table height. When I went looking for somehting , I couldn't find anything that woruld work for me so I built my own. Here is a link to the post about it.

Christen99 Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 12:25am
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Since I'm only 5' tall, I prefer the table height (or lack thereof??). I can't stand working at counter height because it's nearly impossible for me to get comfortable and have any sort of dexterity and accuracy.

projectqueen Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 1:50am
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Great ideas, thanks everyone.

Jeanne, your custom designed table is super!

deijha Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 5:08pm
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Thanks Projectqueen. I love using it. It is a back and leg saver.

Ronbob1984 Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 5:15pm
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I have an older drafting table that I use for all of my crafts/baking. I can adjust the height and the angle if needed. Being short, it is the best icon_biggrin.gif

KodiM Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 5:35pm
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I have a great gel/anti-fatigue rug that I stand on. I don't know what I'd do without it. My mom and I were on a mission to find one. Bed, Bath & Beyond sells something for $100, but we found this one at Home Depot back in the rug section and it was only $25 and you can get a tan color or a darker brown color. I have two.

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