I love the idea of black glass in contrast with natural or warm spaces, like wood or warm stone. There's a contrast in temperature, as well as quality of material. To me, wood is organic and connected to emotion while black glass is sleek and impartial.
Rule of thumb guides best workbench height Make your workbench height the distance from the floor to your first thumb knuckle. If more then yourself will be using this bench you may need to add an inch or two.