One of the most important pieces of furniture in most households is the home work bench. It may look like a table, but it’s not just an ordinary table: it is a special kind of table. A home work bench must be made of a tough material. Also, it must have provisions for easy storage of work tools.
Thomas Alva Edison was perhaps one of the greatest inventors that ever lived. One thing that makes him stand out from good inventors is his superhuman productivity. Edison has 1,093 patents in his name in the United States alone. What’s more, he also patented many inventions in the United Kingdom, France and Germany. Some of Edison’s best inventions are the phonograph, kinetoscope (the precursor of the movie camera), and the incandescent electric bulb. Yet Edison would not have made any of his great inventions without the help of one seemingly ordinary item: the home workbench.
A bench is basically a table where work is performed. But it is not just an ordinary table. For one thing it has to be pretty solid and tough. How else can you effectively perform your work if you will do it on a feeble table? Sturdiness is perhaps the main attribute of a good bench.
Although almost all benches are rectangular in shape, there are still many kinds of home workbenches. A work bench may just have a simple and flat surface. Sometimes, though, the surface of the work bench may have a very intricate design. The size of a bench also varies. There are petite home work benches and large benches.