I have my jointers bench wihich is solid wood, hand planed flat. I have a second all purpose bench that I do all manner of things on. I never intended for it to be very flat but now I find I keep wishing it was.
I have been thinking of building another solid wood top, adding dog holes, vices etc. that is not what I really need. So I am looking for a cheap and fast idea. What I need is flat surface to work off of. Do assembly, glue ups ect. I will cover it with a sheet of tempered Masonite and wax it so the glue doesn't stick. I don't want to build a torsion box, again I am looking for something quick.
I have toyed with the idea of putting a hollow core door down and then attach a sheet of MDF on that. But I have never worked with MDF enough to know if that would stay flat? My existing top is 8' by 3'. Assuming a 2'6 x 6'8" door there is not a lot hanging off unsupported.
Open to any other cheap ideas too.