Lab Tables

Science lab tables are a series of work tables designed for use in science lab and classroom settings with a range of tabletop finish options offering varying degrees of chemical-resistance to suit different needs.


Adjustable-Height Science Lab Table: Adjustable-height science lab tables are tables with chemical-resistant work surfaces and durable frames that accommodate a range of tabletop height positions to suit changing needs. The adjustable height is usually accomplished with adjustable legs, although select styles offer different height adjustment features.

Classroom Table: Classroom tables are a variety of school-ready table designs that support classroom, lab, and educational settings.

Fixed-Height Science Lab Table: Fixed-height science lab tables are chemical-resistant tabletops set on fixed-height frames, usually with four-leg designs and available in a choice of fixed heights from 29”-high to 33”-high, depending on the table design.

Science Lab Table with Book Compartments
Science Lab Table with Book Compartments

Science Lab Riser Table: Science lab riser table refers to science lab and classroom tables with additional storage shelf set above the work surface on riser supports, allowing full use of the tabletop with the additional storage shelf above.

Science Lab Table with Book Compartments: Science lab table with book compartments describes a science lab and classroom table with built-in book compartments under the tabletop for student use.

Science Lab Workstation: Science lab workstation refers to a science lab and classroom work surface set on a supportive base structure, usually with built-in storage or other supportive features beyond a traditional four-leg table design.

Solid Wood Frame Science Lab Table: Solid wood frame science lab table describes chemical-resistant science lab tabletops supported by solid hardwood frames, usually finished in natural wood tones and with protective vinyl or rubber leg boots on the base of each leg.

Steel Frame Science Lab Table: Steel frame science lab table describes science lab and classroom tables with steel frames, usually finished with environmentally friendly powder-coat paint, baked-on enamel paint, or stainless steel-style appearance.


Adjustable Leveling Glides: Adjustable leveling glides are enhancements found at the base of science table legs and other furniture products, with an adjustable design to increase contact with floor surface for wobble-free placement on uneven flooring.

Science Lab Workstation
Science Lab Workstation

Adjustable Shelf: Adjustable shelf is a shelf that can be placed at a number of pre-set positions within a storage cabinet or frame. Shelf pins or pegs are moved to the pre-set positions indicated by the pre-drilled holes on the inner side panels of the storage compartment, and the adjustable shelf is placed atop the pins at the desired location.

Black Vinyl Leg Boots: Black vinyl leg boots are protective pieces made from black vinyl and placed on the bottoms of table legs in select science table models. The black vinyl leg boots protect the wood table legs from contact with feet, equipment, spills and cleanup substances.

Built-In Book Compartments: Built-in book compartments are typically open-front book-sized compartments built into the frame of science lab tables, under the tabletop for out-of-the-way use enhancing safety in science labs and classrooms.

Fixed Shelf: Fixed shelf refers to the base shelf or other non-adjustable shelf that adds stability to the overall frame of a science lab storage cabinet or compartment.

Locking Cabinet: Locking cabinet in science lab tables provides secure under-tabletop storage and organizing with keyed lock to contain and protect supplies and equipment when not in use.

Nonskid Glides: Nonskid glides are leg or base enhancements that provide stability by resisting slipping or sliding with regular use.

Plastic Feet: Plastic feet are generally protective pieces added to the legs of science lab tables to prevent floor damage from movement and use.

Ratchet Height-Adjustment Mechanism: Ratchet height-adjustment mechanism is a science lab table design feature on select table models that adjusts the tabletop height position by turning a ratchet to raise or lower the work surface.

Riser Shelf: Riser shelf describes a shelf that typically runs the length of a science lab table but with a narrow width, positioned on riser supports along the back edge of the science lab tabletop.

Science Lab Table with Riser Shelf
Riser Shelf

Steel Book Compartments: Steel book compartments are steel box-like enhancements installed under a tabletop in select science lab table models providing a suspended book compartment appearance and convenient storage for clutter-free floors and tabletops.

Construction Materials

Acid-Resistant Finish: Acid-resistant finish describes science lab table finishes that endure contact with standard science lab and classroom chemicals and acids for enhanced durability.

Backer Sheet: A backer sheet is a reinforced design feature that supports the core panels of tabletops to prevent warping or other damage.

Baked-On Enamel Finish: Baked-on enamel finish is a durable paint finish that is cured by baking to produce a lasting protective coating on steel or other metal components. The baked-on enamel finish is often glossy or semi-glossy in appearance.

Black Vinyl Edge: Black vinyl edge refers to a band of black vinyl that is customized to conceal and finish the edges of a tabletop. The vinyl provides impact-resistance and a smooth look and feel for safety.

Bullnose Edge: Bullnose edge describes a pronounced rounded edge design, usually shaped from wood or solid core panels for a smooth look and feel. The bullnose edge can be made of vinyl and bonded to the edges of the tabletop for impact-resistant support.

ChemGuard Top: ChemGuard Top refers to the finish on select science lab table surfaces using ChemGuard laminate, designed to offer all the benefits and styles of traditional high-pressure laminate but with a range of thickness options that increase chemical-resistance and durability.

Chemical-Resistant Design: Chemical-resistant design typically describes science lab tables with chemical-resistant tabletops such as laminate, phenolic resin, or epoxy resin, and chemical-resistant finishes used on wood frames for added durability.

Chemsurf Top: Chemsurf Top refers to a special laminate finish process that uses chemical-resistant laminate for enhanced durability and safer use in science lab and classroom settings, while retaining the style and durability features of classic laminate finish.

Damage-Resistant Finish: Damage-resistant finish describes any finish that provides scratch-resistance, stain-resistance, burn-resistance, chemical-resistance, impact-resistance, or other durable feature.

Environmentally Friendly Powder-Coat Finish: Environmentally friendly powder-coat finish is a durable finish applied as a powdered paint, usually to steel or metal parts of science lab tables, then cured to a hard finish with smooth or textured feel.

Epoxy Resin Tabletop: Epoxy resin tabletop refers to the black epoxy resin tabletops of select science lab tables offering the highest quality of chemical-resistance and durability.

Exposed Steel Corner Braces: Exposed steel corner braces are steel braces added to the corners of table aprons or frames in select science lab table collections, presenting a rugged appearance and visible reinforced support.

Heavy-Duty Steel Corner Braces: Heavy-duty steel corner braces are reinforcing elements that install at the inner corners of a tabletop apron or other frame assembly to add stability and strength to the design.

High-Pressure Laminate Tabletop: High-pressure laminate tabletop refers to science lab tables finished in high-pressure laminate for scratch-resistant, stain-resistant finish and limited chemical and heat resistance for science classroom and lab use.

Laminate Finish: Laminate finish is a multi-layer finishing process that provides a durable surface that resists stains, heat, and scratches. Laminate is typically applied with heat and pressure for a lasting bond.

Magnetic Door Latch: A magnetic door latch helps keep cabinet doors closed by holding the latch in place.

Metal-on-Metal Double Bolt-Through Assembly: Metal-on-metal double bolt-through assembly describes the frame assembly design of select science lab tables with all metal-to-metal connections that utilize a double bolt connector to prevent unwanted movement that can weaken the frame assembly with regular use.

Phenolic Resin Tabletop: Phenolic resin tabletop refers to the black phenolic tabletops on select science lab tables that offer chemical-resistance throughout the tabletop thickness, as well as resistance to delamination, scratches, and other damage.

PVC Edge: PVC edge is a plastic PVC band or strip formed to fit the edges of tabletops or other furniture product panels. The PVC edging provides impact-resistance and style, concealing potentially rough core panel edges and protecting the seam where the core panel meets the laminate or other finish.

Radius Edges: Radius used are edges of tabletops with the sharper angles removed and smoothed to form a rounded appearance.

Rounded Corners: Rounded corners are corners of tabletops that have been smoothed and rounded for improved safety or stylish effect.

Solid Hardwood Apron: Solid hardwood apron refers to the four wood panels forming a box-like support frame under tabletops and connecting to solid hardwood legs for a full wood frame.

Solid Hardwood Frame: Solid hardwood frame refers to the solid wood frames of fixed-height science tables, usually with four-leg design, supportive tabletop apron, and a natural wood-tone finish protected with topcoat and black leg boots.

Solid Harwood Legs: Solid hardwood legs are usually square post-style legs used to support classic science tables. Black leg boots often protect the base of each wood table leg and the legs typically connect to a supportive wood table apron for reinforced table assembly.

Steel Apron: Steel apron refers to steel box-like assembly installed under tabletops on select steel-frame science lab tables, reinforcing the frame and leg structure for added stability and support.

Steel Frame: Steel frame refers to science lab tables with all steel frame, typically in a four-leg design, with or without tabletop apron, and available in fixed-height and adjustable-height styles. Steel frames are often finished with environmentally friendly powder-coat paint or baked-on enamel paint.

Steel Legs: Steel legs are steel tube supports with fixed-height or adjustable telescoping height that support science lab tables in select table collections. Steel legs are often finished with eco-friendly powder-coat paint.

Thermofused Melamine Finish: Thermofused melamine finish is a laminate-style finish applied with heat and pressure, offering similar durable features, but designed with fewer layers than traditional laminate.

T-Mold Edge: T-mold edge describes a vinyl edge band that has a T-like appearance when viewed from the end of the band. The stem of the T-shape is inserted into a groove customized for the T-mold edging, along the edges of a tabletop or other core panel.


ADA: Science lab tables listed as meeting ADA standards are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act standards for wheelchair accessibility.

Adjustable Height: Adjustable height indicates the ability to adjust the tabletop height on select science lab tables for a position that suits the users. The adjustable height tables typically have a series of pre-set height positions and the legs adjust to move the tabletop.

ANSI/BIFMA: ANSI, the American National Standards Institute, and BIFMA, the Business and Industrial Furniture Manufacturers Association, provide a variety of standards for quality and safety of science lab tables.

Clamping Force: Clamping force typically refers to the amount of force a tabletop can support when used with vice or clamps to stabilize equipment in science lab and classroom settings.

Class 1 Fire Rating: Class 1 Fire Rating is the best of fire ratings for furniture design, indicating that the science lab table helps keep flame from spreading and burns slowly to reduce risk of damage if the fire is extinguished quickly.

Green Features: Green features refer to a variety of environmentally friendly design and manufacturing features such as the use of eco-friendly finishes, recycled components, or the creation of a 100% recyclable product.

Height Options: Height options refer to the availability of different table heights in a select science lab table design. The height options usually range from 29”-high to 33”-high for fixed-height tables.

SEFA: SEFA stands for the Scientific Equipment and Furniture Association, which is an organization that sets and verifies standards are met for safety and quality in product design and manufacturing.

Tabletop Size Options: Tabletop size options describe the availability of science lab tables in various sizes. The tables typically come in lengths up to 6-feet, with generally between 24” and 30” for the tabletop width.

UL-Listed: UL listed indicates the science lab table product meets standards set by Underwriters Laboratories for quality production and safe intended use.

Weight Capacity: Weight capacity indicates the maximum safe weight a table or shelf can support when the weight is evenly distributed. Exceeding the indicated weight limit can result in damage to equipment, table or furniture products, void the warranty on the products, and cause injury to users or others nearby.