When I built mine I bought a work bench at Lowes. I put a 1" solid wood top on top of the press wood top that came with the bench and reenforced the area where I mounted my press with 1/8" X 1" X 3" angle. I use a Bar stool height seat and the height of the set-up works well for me.
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)