In most woodworking shops, countertop space is essential. A wooden work bench provides the space for lying out projects, clamping or gluing materials, working with potted plants, or holding desktop tools, such as a drill press, scroll saw, or mini lathe. Companies make these tables long and wide to provide a surface that holds a lot of weight without breaking legs or flipping over. Available on eBay, these work benches usually consist of oak, pine, or larch, which is planed down to a smooth, level surface. Some fancier types feature evenly spaced holes along the top or sides for using specialised clamps to hold materials in place. Higher-end versions may come with a lower shelf or drawer storage area underneath the countertop. As expected, the different styles of work benches are suited to different activities because of minor changes in their design. Whether you need it for potting plants in a greenhouse or building homemade furniture, a quality wooden work bench will last you years with proper care.