A heavy duty workbench is used by carpenters, builders and mechanics alike for many different projects including just sitting down to do simple exercises or hammer out a design, drawing or blueprint. These are not cheap benches that you can purchase in the local lumber store, these are special purpose benches that have certain features that make them better than an ordinary bench. The first thing to look for when purchasing a heavy duty workbench is that the legs are made of two pieces of solid hardware instead of just one. The reason being that when one piece of hardware breaks or splinters off, it does not create a weak point in the rest of the frame that is why this type of bench is better to have two pieces to ensure that if one piece breaks, then another piece can be inserted to correct the problem.
Next you need to look at the frame of the heavy duty workbench. Usually a piece of hardware that has multiple legs will have the same base. When comparing base styles, you need to look at how much of the bottom surface area is covered by the two pieces of hardware. This will give you an idea of what kind of screw holes are present on the frame. You also want to make sure that the screws are countersunk by a couple of millimeters to make sure the legs don’t move when the bench is in use.
With all of these details in mind, it is time to start shopping for a heavy duty workbench frame. Just like with any other piece of furniture that you choose, be sure to get quality products from a well respected company like Lumber Liquidator, who has been in business for over one hundred years and is trusted among professionals nationwide. If possible try to purchase an unfinished worktop so that you can stain or paint it yourself. You also may want to consider adding some type of cover to protect the wood from the elements like rain and dust, this will also help make your worktop stand up to any abuse you may place it under.