I just got a workbench from Home Depot. The bench is solid wood.
It might get pretty humid where I live. What kind of finish can you guys
BTW I'll be doing mostly metalwork on my bench.
Yes, of course. Sorry, I thought this was a well-known tradename in the
USA. Here in the UK we generally call it "hardboard".
It's the thin man-made board that has been around since the '30s. One
side is very hard and shiny, the other side has a chain-link pattern
pressed into it from the machien that makes it. The better grade is "oil
tempered" and is a bit more water resistant. Dirt cheap, good surface
hardness and liquid resistance, no strength at all unless supported
I don't think the Masonite company sells the plain stock anymore. Tempered
hardboard should be available almost anywhere now, though, as a commodity
The Masonite folk sell interior doors and such, though.
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