Our Steel Workbench is a medium duty workbench with extra storage available in the form of drawers and shelves. This workbench is ideally suited for light to medium duty industrial, workshop, garage and DIY usage. The steel work bench is built out of Longspan Shelving materials. It can be made in to a mobile workbench with the addition of wheels. There are two (2) main options; the ‘Standard’ and the ‘Overhead’. Both styles of Steel Workbench are available for sale from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide and Perth.

A Heavy Duty Workbench is also available and made from Pallet Racking materials. It is called the Pallet Rack Workbench.


1. Steel Workbench Standard (SWS)

The SWS is a two-tier medium duty Steel Workbench with one underbench shelf and a benchtop.

2-Tier dark grey Steel Workbench with bottom shelf

a) Bench Heights

The two standard bench heights are:

  • 900mm
  • 1000mm

b) Beam Lengths

The beam lengths listed below contribute directly to the overall length of the bench. The overall length is calculated by adding the beam length/s plus 60mm for every frame required. Longer benches are easily created by joining two or more bays together. For example, a two bay workbench using 900mm plus 1200mm beams would require 3 frames. It’s overall length would be 60mm + 900mm + 60mm + 1200mm + 60mm = 2300mm.

  • 900mm
  • 1200mm
  • 1500mm
  • 1800mm
  • 2100mm
  • 2400mm

c) Bench Depths

  • 460mm
  • 600mm
  • 900mm
  • 1200mm

2. Steel Workbench Overhead (SWO)


The SWO is a four-tier medium duty workbench. It has three additional shelves for storage; one underbench shelf plus two overhead shelves.

4-Tier dark grey Steel Workbench with bottom shelf and two upper shelves

a) Bench & Overhead Shelf Heights

  • 900mm or 1000mm (bench)
  • 2000mm (top overhead shelf)

b) Bench Length

The beam lengths listed below contribute directly to the overall bench length. Please refer above to the SWS for an explanation and an example of how to calculate the overall bench length.

  • 900mm
  • 1200mm
  • 1500mm
  • 1800mm
  • 2000mm
  • 2400mm

c) Bench and Shelf Depth

i) Benchtops & Underbench Shelf Depths

Options include:

  • 460mm
  • 600mm
  • 900mm
  • 1200mm

ii) Overhead Shelf Depth

  • 460mm
  • 600mm

3. Shelf materials for Benchtop and Storage Shelves

The Benchtops and Shelves are readily available in Particleboard, Steel Mesh Decks and Galvanised Steel Panels fopr your Steel Workbench. Please note that The Mesh Decks and Galvanised Panels are not available for a 1200mm depth. Please refer to pictures of these options below.

Shelf options with Particlebooard, Steel Mesh Decks and Galvanised Steel Panels shown

In addition to these, you may prefer to source your own alternative such as MDF Board or Melamine Boards. In this case we would simply quote you the supporting steel structure consisting of the frames and beams.


4. Steel Workbench with Drawers

There is also the option of adding Steel Drawers to your workshop workbench if you need additional storage.

The drawers are designed to suit both 600mm and 900mm deep Steel Workbenches. Furthermore, they are easily fitted to the underside of the workbench or an under-bench shelf. Lastly, to fit, you only require a 4mm hex key. Please find some specifications below.

Width: overall 600mm, internal 555mm
Depth: overall 600mm, internal 535mm
Height: overall 192mm, internal 110mm
Capacity: maximum loading capacity is 20kg per drawer

Steel Workbench with dark grey drawer.

The picture above shows three 600mm wide drawers fitted within an 1800mm opening created by the 1800mmm long Longspan Beams.


5. Workbench on Wheels

Another great option is the ability to create a portable DIY steel workbench with the addition of medium duty castor wheels.

Firstly, the wheel is polyurethane and the castor’s frame uses galvanised steel. Secondly, the castor’s wheel is 100mm in diameter. Thirdly, the capacity of the castor is 100kg. Finally, each castor adds approximately 130mm to the height of the DIY workbench on wheels.

Options include:

  • either braked or non-braked
  • either swivel or fixed
  • either 4-bolt or single bolt fixing to baseplate
Braked swivel castors pictured from front and rear views

Pictures of 4-bolt braked swivel castors as viewed from the front and the rear.


6. Options and Accessories for the Steel Workbench

a)  Board Supports … add extra strength to the shelf and are available for either 900mm or 1200mm depths
b)  Extra Shelves … additional underbench shelves are available if required
c)  Splashbacks … please specifically advise if you require a splashback
d)  Louvred Panels, Hooks and Bins … please also advise if you would like to create a hanging feature for the storage of tools and other hardware


7. Similar Products to our Steel Workbench

We also have a range of Longspan Shelving, Storage Compactor, Steel Shelving, Second Hand Shelving and Pallet Rack Workbench that may also be of interest.


8. Availability & Delivery

Finally, Space Rescue are able to supply a DIY Steel Workbench for your workshop for sale from either Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth to anywhere in Australia including Newcastle, Wollongong, Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast. Also, you may collect from us.


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