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I (6'7") got into woodworking because I needed bigger everything.

I (6'7") got into woodworking because I needed bigger everything.

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Wolfer44

I'm glad I'm not the only one. My bed frame, desks, and two of my tables I made myself to accommodate my... Largeness


KnifexMallet

I just finished my desk as well. Nothing like being able to fit my knees comfortably under my work space! I sat at it for the first time and felt like a king 😆


OoglieBooglie93

You could also try a standing desk with a drafting stool. I built my desk ridiculously high without thinking about it and the only chair I can use at it is a drafting chair/stool.


KnifexMallet

You know even more than the legroom was the elbow resting comfortably factor. Now that I think about it, that played a bigger role than anything.


NITROX4all

GAH! I'm having issues with this right now lol. I took some measurements from the ground - and my elbow hangs like 28" from the ground. ERGO recommendations say your elbow should be at a 90 or greater.... which gives me like 3" from seat to tabletop LOL. Going to have to find the tradeoff.


Rolten

I'm your height and never really had a problem with that. Had IKEA desks most of my life and those are fine. But I can imagine other brands being more difficult perhaps.


fatloui

There's also a pretty big variety in torso length vs leg length in tall people, so your experience may be very different from another person the same height.


KnifexMallet

I like to sit kind of low and spread (gamer chair), so it raises my knee height. I bump up against normal height desks


feloniusmyoldfriend

I'm only 6'4" but I made my bed frame so the box spring sits about 20" off the floor. When I sit on the mattress my feet don't touch the floor, and I always think that this is how shorter people feel.


Bearodon

I remember when I sat a very high bus stop bench and my feet did not touch the floor, I felt like I was 10 years old again dangling my legs.


fpsmoto

I, too, have contemplated this very thing. Taller tables, taller couches, taller chairs. I need it all.


JuicyBoots

Depending on your couch you can buy replacement legs that are taller and just screw in off Amazon. Great use of $30!


lemozest

Just get a lower floor.


KnifexMallet

It was easier and cheaper to just make everything myself. Plus then I got to customize my stuff.


OoglieBooglie93

It's a good hobby to have if you have the space to do it. You can make solid wood furniture relatively inexpensively, and make it as plain or pretty as you like. My mom's favorite piece of furniture is the solid oak printer table finished with spar varnish that I made for her.


whatintheactualfeth

I suggested remodeling the bathroom to my wife, just so I could raise the shower head and get a taller toilet. Best. Decision. Ever.


KnifexMallet

I'm fine with our normal height toilet because it's just like having a squatty potty 😆 The taller shower head is clutch, though. My wife is 5'9" so we just got a hose shower head with two mounts, one for me one for her. Cheaper than a whole new system. When I lived alone though, I had a totally custom shower set up...I miss it sometimes


SuperSaiyanSkullFuck

Same! I don't build good looking stuff, but now all my workbenches are 1.2m high and I don't have to bend over.


KnifexMallet

It's a game changer.


SuperSaiyanSkullFuck

Yeah, and it's not just ergonomics! I needed a TV stand and when I looked at how much they cost I was amazed - £100, £200 for essentially cardboard. Ended up building one to my exact requirements for £50 in a couple of hours. Fits my 19" rack mount hifi gear and has a nice big slide out drawer for a metal storage box I found in a bin.


Rutabaga_Proof

I'm also 6-8. I worked in a fabrication shop for years, with the main workbenches way too low for me. We had a 2' x 4' electric lift table that used as a work surface whenever I could, up as high as I wanted it.


RobertStaccd

This would feel like Jack from the beanstalk walking into the giants house.


Rolten

Sweet! At 6'7" most things are *ok* furniture-wise, but especially in kitchens you sometimes really notice that it's not ideal. And beds of course, but I store-bought an extra long one.


KnifexMallet

Having the prep table be actually elbow height for me has been genuinely life changing. Although now I have to do the cutting for my 5'9" wife


heridfel37

In my last house, I raised my kitchen island up to a comfortable height, and it was amazing! The realtor told us to put it back down before we sold the house, though :P


KnifexMallet

That's one of the reasons I made this standalone...I've taken it from apartment to house to house 😊


readytonavigate

When my grandfather built his house he built it all 6’’ taller. Most comfortable house for me to be in. Unfortunately my grandmother is a smaller Columbian woman so the counters are about to her chest.


KnifexMallet

There's a whole level of cabinetry that is inaccessible to my wife (5'9")


taxrelatedanon

same with my boyfriend. i feel for him, but if i'm the one cooking, i need a tall kitchen


Dayzik_

I'm also a qualified carpenter, I love the writing table I made for myself


KnifexMallet

Isn't it liberating to be able to create your own furniture? Suck it, industry standards!


Dayzik_

Wish I had the money for a workshop, instead I'm off to school again to learn mechatronics, pays better than carpentry


lbutler1234

I like your shirt


KnifexMallet

Thanks!


ashlyrind7

Thats actually rly good idea. I got into sewing cuz my pants are never long enough lol


KnifexMallet

I get all my suits/dress shirts from [Indochino](https://www.indochino.com/) because off the rack just wasn't an option. It's cheaper than buying and getting alterations, plus I get to customize everything.


KnifexMallet

Oh and my MIL is a professional seamstress so she makes all my pajama pants because 37" inseam


ashlyrind7

This could also be an amazing business idea


KnifexMallet

I mean, I *am* a [professional woodworker](https://instagram.com/knifexmallet) so 🤷 This is just (some of the) stuff I've built to accommodate my own life


a_frayn

I'm surprised you only did 4" taller. I'm 6'1" and I find kitchen surfaces are too short for my liking, I can't imagine being 6'7", I'd expect you'd want to raise everything by a foot.


KnifexMallet

For me it was more about leverage mechanics- your elbow needs to be above the cutting surface. So it's not a straight __ inches taller. My wife is 5'9" and the prep table eliminated her leverage for cutting 🤷‍♂️


SpiritAdvisor

There's a movement in this sub & I approve: https://old.reddit.com/r/tall/comments/p4mvu8/raised_cutting_board_prototype_useful/


thesamhedrin

Nothing worse than going to someone’s house for dinner and having so sit with your feet under your chair bc their table is too low


SuperSaiyanSkullFuck

I've table hopped at restaurants before to find the table that doesn't have a support brace that sits where my knees or hips want to be.


thesamhedrin

I forgot about those things. I hate them


olucaslab

This is a smart solution, even that I'm a ~regular height person~ I live in a painfully low house and everything is giving me back pains 🙃


ifemelu_berglund

Just today I was lamenting how short all my furniture is cause I suffered pain in my back while making lunch.


Tuna_Surprise

I learned how to sew! But woodworking would also be a help…


Messiah

Whoever buys my house after me will be removing the workbench I built into my shed.


SweetMeatin

Just made a seven foot bed today, all I've to to do now is get a upholsterer to knock up a matress extension block and I'm set. Good luck on your journey.


KnifexMallet

That sounds amazing


SweetMeatin

Sleep report incoming I have my spare duvet stuffed in the extra space right now so more diagonals for me baby!!


Possibly_Jeb

I did kitchen remodels one summer and we did one set of cabinets with above standard height (I think 38" instead of 36") and it was lovely. I can only imagine how hard it is for taller folk.


KnifexMallet

There's an urban legend about Kareem Abdul Jabbar building a hotel for tall people where everything was 4-6" above standard.


DarkPasta

I see DeWalt, I upvote


thequiteone90

I can't wait to.find a tall husband, who understand and is able to remove the shower head and place it higher. Or know how to build things to accommodate our tallness..lol.


Ass___Master___69

My bedframe is... nonexistent cause I sleep on the floor. But since I'm also a broke bitch I can't afford a bigger one or to make one 😭


IAmSawyer

Bigger everything. Really?... wow i like your honestly. Me personally, I'm packin heat.


EEIIAtYourService

You seem to have a nice beard. Show us the beard or i’ll come to steal it.


Rolten

Wtf?


EEIIAtYourService

What? I was just joking. But still it looks like he has a healthy looking beard. Makes me envious a bit.


KnifexMallet

Honest Amish beard balm


TallLikeMe

“That’s what she said”


HeatClub7

And with his recent endeavour, there wasn't any pussy left for the rest of us.