Wood Top vs. Stainless Steel Top Workcenters
Workcenters can transform your garage or warehouse into a DIY paradise. With a pegboard for important tools, drawers for small items, and a built-in LED light, Seville Classics’ UltraHD workcenters offer tremendous functionality at an affordable price. All UltraHD designs boast a powder-coated finish, which provide protection from corrosion in dry environments. They also have a heavy-dutysteel frame and fingerprint-resistant steel drawers which are built to last.
Once you’ve decided to invest in a workcenter, you’ll need to choose between a wood or stainless-steel surface. Unfortunately, there’s no right answer to this question, so we want to help with the decision-making process. Below, we’ve shared the benefits of wood and stainless steel for a workcenter top, along with their respective drawbacks.
Wood Top Workcenters
Garage centerpieces like the UltraHD Lighted Workcenter have a smooth, beech wood surface which is extremely pleasant to work on. If you’re dealing with heavy tools, you’ll make less noise on a wood surface than a metal one. Furthermore, damage done to the wood can potentially be sanded out.
Conversely, wood top workcenters aren’t as durable as stainless steel, and they don’t last as long. This shouldn’t be an issue for most people, but if you plan on pushing your workcenter to the limit, we suggest going with a steel top. Wood is more temperamental than steel, and it’s harder to keep clean.
Stainless Steel Top Workcenters
If you’re looking for a sleek and sturdy work area, the UltraHD Lighted Stainless Steel Top Workbench offers a heavy-duty surface for professional projects. Built with fingerprint-resistant stainless steel, the work top will stay shiny and clean after serious use. With minimal maintenance, you can enjoy a stainless steel top for at least 10 years, and not worry about damaging the workbench’s structural integrity. Furthermore, stainless steel has a higher heat resistance than wood, so it’s a better option for welding work.
On the other hand, steel surfaces are generally more slippery than wood, and they can vary in temperature. Depending on the weather, you may find the steel to be icy cold to the touch, or way too hot to work on. Unless you live in a mild climate, you may require air conditioning and heating in your workspace.
For more than 35 years, Seville Classics has been a leading innovator in home storage. Our heavy-duty workcenters are built to last, no matter if they’re used in a commercial or personal workspace. Visit our blog, Pinterest, or Facebook pages to get inspired!