לא תעשון אתי אלוהי כסף
writes (based on a Tosfos Yoma 54b):
" Because we hold that wooden tables would be Posul in the Bais Hamikdosh therefore we may make and have
wooden tables in our homes.
Since all metal tables regardless of size shape or type
of metal are kosher B'dieved in the Bais Hamikdash,
therefore all metal tables may not be made for
The Chasam Sofer continues that he sees no Heter for the
Matzoh bakery to have copper (metal) tables.
Most commercial kitchens of today, even in Frum Mosdos have stainless steel tables.
Some have lawn furniture with metal tables.
According to the Chasam Sofer there is no Heter for it.
The Darkei Teshuva (Y.D. 141-8) argues on the Chasam Sofer. He writes that we find the Gemoro (Shabbos119a)
Reb Chiya b Aba praised the Ba’al Habayis who brought in
l’kovod Shabbos a golden table. Had it been assur to
make, he would not have praised him.
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