It goes without saying, every farm workshop needs a good workbench with lots of counter space to mount vices and work on repairs. You could spend several days building a customized bench and storage shelves to fit a shop and save a few bucks. That’s a great option if you have the time, tools and skills to do it. But if you don’t, there is another choice.
Displaying an example of the company’s standard 10-foot workbench with drawers and upper cabinets at Canada’s Farm Progress Show in Regina in June, Diamond Industries of B.C. offers made-to-order benches and cabinets. They also build standard models that could be made to fit most shops. Standard workbenches are available in six, eight, 10 and 16 foot lengths. They retail for $300 per foot.
The upper shelving units, which include two shelves, cost $100 per foot. Drawers are made from 16 gauge metal with the counter tops constructed of 1/8-inch steel. Wooden 2×10 backing improves the mounting ability of the counter top for attaching things like vices. The drawers each ride on four roller bearings for smooth opening and closing.
To prove the drawers are sturdy and can handle almost anything you’d ever put in them, a company rep opened the bottom drawer and stood in it during Grainews’ visit to the booth. The drawer easily handled his weight.
For more information visit the company’s website diamondindustries.com.