Workbench for Any Height
Noden adjustable bench raises and lowers worksurface to help you work comfortably at any level
I’m a big advocate of working at the proper height for specific tasks. So I was intrigued by the concept of the Noden Adjust-a Bench, a workbench system that can be adjusted to a variety of heights.
The Adjust-a Bench is available as either a set of adjustable legs (you’ll have to supply the top and vises) for $430 or as a complete bench, which includes the legs, a wood stretcher, and a top, for $800. We added a few accessories–benchdog holes ($50) in the top, Jorgensen vises ($300), and locking casters ($160). Initial assembly was straightforward and relatively easy.
The ratcheting adjustment mechanism lifts the benchtop in 1-1/2-in. increments from roughly 28 in. to 45 in. high. This adjustable height feature proved very useful for tasks ranging from assembly work to planing to close detail work. Noden suggests using the bench as an outfeed table, but setting it to the correct…