This is my first post. I just bought a South Bend 9 inch lathe. The bench needs a new top. The existing top is made from cement board, it could be even some sort of asbestos type board. I am looking to replace this with an industrial bench top made from either laminated hardwood, laminated particleboard, or some type of laboratory surface. I am looking for stability, and something that will work well with the machine. The supplier I am looking at is Global Industrial. Right now I am leaning towards particleboard mostly because it’s the cheapest. Any thoughts?