Although it now lives at dear old dad's, a flip top stand was one of the best shop made stands I ever had. It now holds his DW735 and a spindle sander. In my day it held several things; here's three ;-)
I made a chessboard in high school that has face grain squares with a surround and it has held up fine. Not quite the same thing but it does defy the wood movement gods a bit. It's also sealed with a lot of sanding sealer (oak and walnut) and then an automotive clear over that. (car guys working the wood oh yeah)
I'm about the same height, maybe just under 6'2". That's good to hear that height works for you. I played around with blocks of wood on an old workbench and that height felt good to work on.
Luckily, I currently only have one tool that has a permanent height and that is my table saw. I'm thinking I can shim it up with a piece of plywood in its mobile base. May have to add a rim of 2x under the plywood or something. It is just about a half inch under my bench now (it's just my benchtop sitting on saw horses. I'll finish it someday I promise lol) but it works well with my panel sled for cutting long material. Thats what gave me the idea. I've been just pulling the table saw away from the wall at an angle to give the clearance needed to make the cut without eating up too much floor space. Then I roll it back against the wall when I'm done.
I could see getting a jointer to the same height not being worth the trouble, but I don't have one yet. Nor do I have a bandsaw so that would be another bridge to cross when I get there.
I'm not sure how flat my floor is in the shop either (its pretty small, about 12x20) but even if the tools were a little bit above the workbench that would probably work out ok. Better than the bench being just higher and stock running into the face of it.
Sorry about the hijack.
I'm 6'2" and 37 1/2 worked well for me at the workbench... Lifting all your tools to that height is going to be a PITA.. the average height for most tools is around 34" to 35". I tried raising my tools, and it was a real Pain to do and keep accuracy.