new to tying this past Janurary, and new to the forum. Looking at all the bench posts, seams to me the best bench type is a desk, or work bench like a harbor freight. When I was looking for a desk, nothing looked to suit me, or was way to expencive, and did not fit my personal needs, which I didn't even know then.
My son built me a simple desk, which the stuff on top has taken many forms as I progress. still there is nothing I would trade my tabe for on the market. so many personal tastes, no one pattern can supply. but a desk top is the ticket!
When my son tie's, he moves all my stuff around to suit him. (and he does,not put it back!)