2" x 2" BENCH TOPS
1" x 4" BENCH TOPS
3/8" penetration for greatest strength and durability
only 5/8" penetration
elevates with flat grain
none; narrower tops will not retain perspiration
due to width of boards and tendency to cup
narrower boards allow greater air circulation and less water
due to width of boards
durability, better holding strength, neater look. No slivers.
Fastened from the bottom, leaving no exposed metal to burn bather.
advantages are to the manufacturer. Cheaper to make, lower cost
of materials, takes less time to manufacture!
for purchaser. Better materials may result in some higher costs
durability, will not support heavy weight, tends to sag with
use, high tendency for flat grain boards to cup and splinter.
Less air circulation.