"After you sketch your
workbench design but before you cut the wood, do
yourself a favor. Compare your design with other
historical designs of benches. If your bench appears
to be a new design or look unlike anything built
before, chances are your design is flawed."
"When Hungarian cabinetmaker Frank
Klausz built his first workbench, it was identical
in almost every dimensions to the bench of his
father. I think that says something important about
the power of traditional design."
Workbench Design Book
Christopher Schwarz, 2010.