Nice bench Chuck. I used ideas from the same plan. One of the things I did was make a sacrificial top from tempered Masonite & I suggest it to all who make this style bench. I do have another cabinet with an MDF top it is not as tough as my bench top & has scores in it from sliding things onto & around on it that the Masonite would have handled better. Another thing is it is easily replaceable making the top look brand new once more. I still need to make a cabinet underneath the bench.
"Forget the flat stuff slap something on the spinny thing and lets go, we're burning daylight" Bart Leetch
"If it ain't round you may be a knuckle dragger""Turners drag their nuckles too, they just do it at a higher RPM"Bart