When we think of businesses that could use a heavy duty table, a craft store does not usually come to mind. However, durable work tables are perfect for holding bolts of fabric and picture mattes during the cutting process. They are long, wide, and able to withstand heavy objects. These industrial furnishings are even used as work benches for crafting classes held in-house.
Stores order fabric in bulk quantities called bolts. The amount of fabric in a bolt varies based on the manufacturer and type of fabric. As a general example, there are usually 15 to 20 yards of a cotton print on a bolt. With a large, heavy duty table, it is easier for employees to roll out and cut several yards of fabric at once. The material does not drag on the ground, where it could get dirty.
Not all craft projects deal with tiny items like beads. Some of the materials are actually quite heavy. Work benches provide sturdy support while working on projects like wood carving or painting furniture. Crafters can put two work benches together to create one large craft table. The project stays off the ground where it could be kicked or otherwise damaged.
A wooden heavy duty table makes a good student work bench for craft store classes. Several students can sit around the table, sharing supplies as needed while each having individual work space. The sturdy legs keep the table level, even if several students lean on the work surface at the same time. A lower shelf serves as a footrest.
Crafters may find a place for a heavy duty table within their home. They can set up shop in the basement, attic, or another room in the house and spread out their supplies and equipment. A person who is only an occasional crafter and has limited space in the home may find a folding table more appropriate.