AHi guys! In the process of outfitting the room next to my kitchen..I'm making that a work area for decorating. My kitchen is great but I'm Thr point where I really need more space. Anyways, heres my question!
I am looking for some work tables. The bakery I used to work at had some steel ones..but they are a bit tall for me. I am 5'1". So wondering if any of my fellow shorties out there can recommend some tables good for our height? At the bakery I used to just stand on stuff but not really wanting to do that if I don't have to..
AIf all else fails, cut the legs down.
AThanks AZ..it's looking like that's what I'm going to have to do. Just was hoping there was a table out there that eliminated that extra step. Pipe dream lol
I'm your height so I know the issues with workbenches that are too high. I've usually just made do, but I once had a workbench with adjustable height legs.
Something like this with adjustable legs might meet your health dept code
AThanks MiMi!! That gives me something to start with.
AOh man. I know all about having to cope with everything being too high. I'm 5'nothin' so kneeling on stools & climbing shelves are part of every day. Unfortunately, I work in a commercial kitchen where there is no option of adjusting things to fit me. Good luck with your table search! Hopefully you find something that works.
AYes between pastry school and the bakery I got to be really limber lol. I was always jumping, reaching, climbing.
the nice stainless big work tables often used in kitchens are made so that you can cut off the legs--just request it of your supplier--they cut the top of the leg off--then slide the leg back into it's fitting--perfectly reasonable request--
i'm almost 5'8" but i still have steps to stand on to make things more ergonomic--leaning my upper body into for example kneading fondant or cutting cheesecake makes it much easier--i also have a 29" equipment table because it is very convenient to reach mixers and etc and pour from there into pans etc.--
heating egg whites for icing at the stove when they are in a double boiler--my arm is falling off just thinking about not using the step over there--so much easier to lower my arm down into the bowl to whisk constantly--
i don't know you do it--cut the legs cut the legs ;) no worries
oh my aching back ;)
i meant "i don't know how you do it"
AIkea makes table legs with adjustable heights you can mix and match with different table tops including a stainless steel one.
Get outta town! I'm heading over to the IKEA website!
Just did a quick search and found this with adjustable legs:
ASo this ended up being a lot simpler than originally thought lol. I went to the restaurant supply place and got a table that was already the height I needed. No cutting or anything. And at $140 it wasn't a bad deal (I do get a discount for being a business) very pleased. However! I did pass on the picture provided here by MiMi to a fellow baker across town. As always, thanks for the help!
AAwesome! How big (LxW) is the table? I'm in the market for a stainless steel one.
AIt's a 24x48 with a galvanized under shelf. It's one of the smaller ones the store had but perfect for me