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George Bridgeman

I think having two benches would get pretty annoying – you’d be walking from one to the other the whole time and probably end up mostly using just one of them. Gary’s advice is spot on. Start with a bench on the high side of what you think you’ll need, then reduce down if you find it too high. That’s what I did when building my bench (using Paul’s course). I’m a touch taller than 6’1″ and build my bench with a 39″ height originally but reduced it to 38″ after finding it a bit tall. I much prefer it now and if I do reduce it any further it’ll be by a half inch at most.


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