When we moved into our new loft, we wanted counter space. Not just counterspace, but COUNTERSPACE! After pricing more expensive options (having someone make it for us) we turned to our friendly big box store, Costco. It was a great find be it for a kitchen, garage (where it's marketed to be used) or studio space. Click through the jump to hear the price on this great find.
Since we are card carrying members at Costco, this workbench was bought off the shelf and 85% assembled for $199. As you can see, it's more expensive if you aren't a member, but we did find it on the website just in case anyone wants to track it down.
The top came fully assembled, all we had to do was bolt on the legs (which were also assembled) and cross bar support. It has been invaluable in our kitchen and would be a great addition for anyone who has the space.
Here's a few more shots of it:
The top is 2" thick and ready to take on any kitchen (or workshop) spill.
It's very solid and has held up without flinching to any test we have put it through so far.
We keep the dog's food at the base of it, as well as a bucket for dirty kitchen rags. Please excuse the towel under the dog dishes, we are on the hunt for something a little bit cooler.