I had a couple of benches before this one but I am happy with this one. I built this one when I built the house twenty years ago,it's built for sitting I do everything from the sitting position due to a health issue. My house has a upstairs with plenty of room when I was framing it I took this room in just for my reloading room. The loading benche is about seven feet long and standard counter top depth, it's a little junked up right now but it's been nice. I have a a/c duck coming from my downstairs unit and my upstairs unit to the room so as if I want to not run the upstairs unit I'll still get a/c to the room which extremely important where I live lol.