Ever wanted to build a Metrology Center to hold all your important measuring tools? In this first video, learn how to support a heavy granite surface plate 6″ thick and keep it balanced on a steel tube frame. Check out the video below:

In part 2 of the Ultimate Metrology Center, learn how to welding up the stand for the granite surface plate. Check out part 2 below:

In part 3 of the Ultimate Metrology Center, learn some tricks for using a bead roller to create a design for the side panels. Check out part 3 below:

In part 4 of the Ultimate Metrology Center, learn how to design and create the drawers that can handle the weight requirements. Check out part 4 below:

In part 5 of the Ultimate Metrology Center, learn how to assemble the table. Check out part 5 below and stay tuned for the final part in this video series:

The final part of the Ultimate Metrology Center video series, Dale shows off the finished product, as well as a peak inside the metrology center at his collection of metrology tools:

Metal Supermarkets

Metal Supermarkets is the world’s largest small-quantity metal supplier with over 85 brick-and-mortar stores across the US, Canada, and United Kingdom. We are metal experts and have been providing quality customer service and products since 1985.

At Metal Supermarkets, we supply a wide range of metals for a variety of applications. Our stock includes: stainless steel, alloy steel, galvanized steel, tool steel, aluminum, brass, bronze and copper.

Our hot rolled and cold rolled steel is available in a wide range of shapes including: bars, tubes, sheets and plates. We can cut metal to your exact specifications.

Visit one of our 75+ locations in North America today.

Metal Supermarkets – Steel, Aluminum, Stainless, Hot-Rolled, Cold-Rolled, Alloy, Carbon, Galvanized, Brass, Bronze, Copper

Over 90 locations in North America offering instant access to a wide variety of metal types, shapes, sizes and grades.

Find your closest store

Get a Quote Fast


Metal Supermarkets is the world’s largest supplier of small-quantity metals. Choose from thousands of metal types, shapes and grades and get it today.

Browse Metals


Start a business with a franchise network that has a history of stability and success! There are a number of great markets still available.



Wide inventory, excellent customer service, and quick turnaround are what customers love most about Metal Supermarkets.

Watch Video