I’m looking for a workbench for my garage and I’m wondering what kind of top to get. I would use it for everything from assembling electronics and working on electronics to repairing appliances and tearing apart small engines.
I’m looking at these
But there are about a dozen top options. The cheapest being an engineered product of fiber board on cheaper fiber board to the most expensive solid maple butcher block. Birch butcher block is a cheaper option I’m thinking of going with but there is also esd safe laminated plastic like I use at work. How would that hold up in a garage? I’m an electrical engineer by trade but I’ve never worried about taking work home and laying it out on the dining room table without an anti static wrist band (not even sure if that’s what they’re called lol).
Butcher block seems the way to go but I’m looking for some input before I drop an extra $200 for a solid top.