I keep a small workshop in my home basement for doing odd DIY home jobs and I spend there quite a portion of my free time. As you probably guessed it, this workshop is a constant source of enjoyment for me and more or less acts like a relief valve for me, letting go of all the pressure I accumulate through the day in my day job!
The other day I had my son visiting over (he is 28 years old now and lives with his own family at the other end of the town) and I seized the opportunity to give him the “grand tour” of my workshop. Needless to say, I was quite proud to do that!
My son in general sounded very enthusiastic when I asked him about his first impressions, but one thing that he didn’t like was the wooden workbench I have standing in a corner of the shop. And I don’t blame him for not liking it, I bought it quite some time ago and it has really started looking it’s age. I looks worn out and faded and its drawers (I have two running the whole length of the bench top underneath) are hard to open needing some serious work to get them to work smoothly again!
The idea of looking for a new work table had been on my mind for quite a while, but it was my son’s remark that gave me that final push to put my idea into action!
As for what I was looking in particular, my preference was pretty solid: This time I would like a metal workbench with drawers. By metal I am refering to the frame, about the top I wouldn’t mind being either wood or metal.
It should certainly be made of a sturdy construction and be wide and long enough so I could have a lot of ample space to work on. I am not sure about the number of drawers as long as it has minimum two either side by side under the top or wide across.
Please see below the results of my online research, it includes my five top picks, I hope you find them useful as well!