How to Choose the Perfect Work Table

Choosing the appropriate work table for your needs can prove to be a challenge, especially if you don’t have in mind exactly what you need it for. Whether you’re looking for a multipurpose work table for the garage, a stainless steel work table for the kitchen or a weather-proof table for working outdoors, you need to make a list of all of your needs before you start looking for the perfect work table for you! Here are some tips for getting through this process.


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What Do You Need It For

As mentioned above, you need to have a plan and reasoning behind why you’re buying a work table and what it is you need it for. Is it for the kitchen? Outdoors? Basement? Make sure you’re making note of this before you get out and start looking for a table. This will impact everything from the size of the work table to the surface material, storage requirements and ergonomic considerations.

Measure the Space Available

When it comes to the size of your work table, you want to consider a few factors into the equation. First off, how much space is available in the work environment for a table? While working, how much of the work-surface do you actually need to use? Measure and keep note of these numbers.

Explore Storage Options

Are you in need of a work station that’s going to supply you with additional storage space? Whether the storage is below or above, it’s possible to get a work station that can accommodate additional storage for your needs. The biggest issue is that a lot of people don’t think about these things until after they purchase a work table and have nowhere to store their items. Identify what it is that you need to store and it will certainly make this process of easier for you.

Feel the Power

Is it necessary for you to have a readily available power source close by your work table? Some options worth considering include power beams, air beams and air supply brackets or cable management accessories.

Final Step

When you think you’ve gone through all of the items on the checklist, go through one more time and look for anything that could have possibly been missed the first time. The idea of buying a work table might seem simple, but finding the right workstation for your needs requires a step-by-step approach like this, helping you select the perfect work table for all of your needs!

Chris Hill is the President and CEO of Framing Technology Inc., which is a manufacturer, designer, fabricator and distributor of T-slotted aluminum extrusion and accessories to both commercial industries and individuals.