Fourteen gauge standard steel is 0.0747 inches thick, while galvanized steel measures 0.0785 inches across. Galvanized steel has a zinc coating that guards against corrosion. In either case, the smaller the gauge, the thicker the steel.
Both galvanized and standard 14-gauge steel have a variety of household and commercial uses. For example, restaurants and butchers sometimes have work tables made from 14-gauge steel because it stands up to pounding, hammering and heavy equipment use. Some electric fences are made from 14-gauge steel wire. Utility wire of this size is often used around the home for projects such as hanging framed pictures.