I like the antique look and although I would love an old watchmakers bench but they seem to be relatively rare these days in the UK.
So I was thinking of getting an old rolltop desk and raising it to the correct height by putting two wooden blocks underneath it. I would get the blocks cut to the correct height.
This would give me lots of drawers and a space to work with sides and back to stop screws escaping. Also if I had a uncompleted project that I wanted to park for a while, I could just roll down the top so it looked tidy.
Can anyone see anything wrong with this idea? Would there be enough light in the working area?