A reader emailed in, introducing me to Rogue Supply’s tool board system, a heavy duty-looking pegboard-like wall-mountable tool storage panel and accessory system. (More on that later.) When I took a closer look at the company, I saw that they make a very robust-looking workbench that grabbed my attention with stronger interest.
Just look at that thing!
And before you say it, yes – I know many of you are capable of building something like this yourselves. But not everyone welds, or has the tools to work with heavy steel tubing. Others don’t have the time.
Rogue Supply offers workbenches in 2 lengths, 6-feet and 8-feet, and 2 heights, 33.25″ (sitting) and 40.25″ (standing). The heights are for just the frames, and don’t include the worksurface thickness.
Each workbench, whether 6 feet or 8 feet long, is 36″ deep, giving you plenty of tabletop space.
You have your choice of worktops. They offer steel or butcher-block-style wood. The steel top looks like it’s a steel plate with bent and welded corners, but it could be steel-wrapped MDF or similar.
The 6-foot sitting-height frame-only weight is 135 lbs. With the steel top, the workbench weight is 290 lbs, and with a wood top it’s 255 lbs.
There’s also a frame-only option.
Each frame is made from 11 gauge 2.5″ x 2.5″ steel tubing, which should be rock-solid. The frame bolts together, and looks to offer some flexibility in how it’s configured.
Although they don’t offer it now, hopefully Rogue Supply will consider selling a height-adjustable version of the frame or workbench in the future.
Or if you have a different specific height in mind, other than their “sitting” and “standing” heights, they might be able to accommodate your request.
You also have your choice of finish: satin clear, or satin black. The stand-up version also has an available gunmetal finish.
They don’t offer separate components on their website, but Rogue Supply describes their bench as modular, and they show this row of workbenches as an example. Here, there are 2 full workbenches, plus an extra set of cross sections and an extra top, resulting in a seamless 3-section configuration.
Rogue Supply builds these workbenches in the USA, but pricing looks reasonable. It looks like these are priced higher than mass-produced consumer workbenches, but less than industrial-grade workbenches, and certainly less than custom-made workbenches.
You might be able to build something similar for less, but it’ll take some heavy duty tools and welding equipment (and skills) to do so.
Pricing (Subject to Change)
- Frame-only: $495 sitting height, $530 standing height
- 6-foot with steel top: $640 sitting height, $675 standing height
- 6-foot with wood top: plus $215
- 8-foot length: plus $40
These workbenches are made in the USA.
There’s no specified weight capacity, but I’d imagine that these benches can handle any reasonably load with ease.