Anyone working in a garage or shop needs a good workbench. Having one with a heavy duty frame and a nice solid top is great. Having a butcher block top as the work surface allows the top to be hard enough to work on, but take the abuse and still look great. The wood tops have a little bit of give and take as a work surface, while a metal top does not. This allows some of the energy to be absorbed by the table when in use. Most of the butcher block tops are made with Hardwood Maple. You also have the option of just getting a butcher block top that can be added to any setup, be it a cabinet, workbench, or anything in-between.