How To Build a Multifunctional Workbench Welding Table

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Building a Welding Table / Multifunctional workbench for the shipping container shop. I plan on using this welding table/workbench for more than just welding. It will likely be a multipurpose workbench for many of my projects and will help out a lot for the next few shipping container shop additions! Please let me know if you have any questions.

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A steel welding table is a basic necessity for any welder’s workspace, since welding on a wooden surface can present a very real fire hazard. In addition, with a steel table, the welder’s work clamp can be attached to it, and parts placed on the table will be electrically connected with the table’s surface.via(lincolnelectric)

This provides the advantage of keeping the work clamp and its cable out of your way while welding. Finally, building your own welding table will allow you to stand upright and place smaller projects at the right height for welding.

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Watch the instructions on the video for building your own metal welding table. All of the items, with the exception of the metal plates needed for the shelves, can be found readily available at your local home improvement store. The steel plates can be purchased from a local steel supplier easily found in your local yellow pages. Expect to complete this project in less than four hours.