John, I just got my Ben Franklin workbench on Monday-- and last night my brother and I assembled it. I wanted to take a minute to compliment you on a job very well done!For the past few years I've been teaching myself perfumery and making fragrances with the hope of starting my own business someday. I never could find the right table/bench/desk to dedicate to this purpose-- I had to use my kitchen table, which always ended up getting marred whenever I would spill something on it. I was thinking of looking at used laboratory equipment, but nothing quite fit my needs. Then I saw your website and thought the benches looked pretty high quality; I also saw the NRA and Ronald Reagan icons at the bottom-- and they sort of told me that I'd be dealing with someone who did things the right way. :)I know you're probably really busy so I won't go on and on-- but my new Ben Franklin is awesome! I work nights as a bartender in a hotel (I see that you used to work in the hotel industry too)-- I'm 6'3" and every bar I've ever worked in seems to be set up for short people. So many times, my back is sore at the end of the night from having to stoop down so much to get into the ice bins, etc. One of the things that I really wanted in my workbench was to be able to have it made a bit higher to accomodate my height. So I ordered mine with the 41" height and it's just right for me. The design of the Ben Franklin is really useful too-- the side pockets are perfect for storing bulk vials, droppers, testing strips, etc. I dig the optional ergo edge and the drawer too. The casters I got on mine are great-- I can wheel this thing around easily.The glossy gunstock finish is gorgeous! Assembly was a snap-- your company really went the extra mile to make sure that everything was marked clearly and all the pieces were drilled to fit together. No hiccups at all. I also appreciate how well it was packed; it weighed a ton getting it off the truck, but every piece was very carefully wrapped and cushioned to protect it from any damage. Granted, it wasn't the cheapest table/bench I could have bought, but this thing is worth every penny and then some! It's worth it to get something American made and hand-built-- and I can really see the high level of care that was put into building this. It's so sturdy. I can't stop looking at it. I showed it to my girlfriend and my parents and they all gave it the thumbs up. Not only is this bench perfect for the purpose for which I bought it, but it will be great for maintenance on my guitars too, sketching, etc.I wanted to drop this note to let you know that my bench arrived and it's everything I hoped it would be and more. Thanks!
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