Laboratory Casework. Laboratory casework includes base cabinets, wall cabinets, and storage and supply cabinets, and desks. Items that complement casework include and may include fume hoods, countertops, sinks, plumbing fixtures, and a robust wiring service with an abundance of electrical outlets. Modern laboratory casework is modular, allow it it to be customized and rearranged to fit the laboratory’s changing needs. Casework is made from several different materials: wood, plastic laminate, and metal. Stainless steel is a good choice for areas subject to high moisture, frequent cleaning, heavy abrasion, and abuse. Good casework has a smooth, chemically resistant, and easily cleaned surface with the durability to stand up to strong chemicals and abrasion.