I'm finally getting my garage sorted out (it's only been 18 months) and because I want to try and do a lot more DIY, bike fettling and the like in there (as well as having a nice place to hide from my wife when she's in a bad mood with me, I need to have some sort of solid bench in there.
My original plan was to get a section of kitchen worktop in there, right angle bracket it to the wall and get some legs to support the front of it, leaving me space below for storage and space above for a large section of plywood to screw to the wall and use as a base or shelves/organisers, etc.
This is still looking like a good option, but I'm worried about the stability of something like that when the wall I will be screwing things to is plasterboard (damn these modern houses!). There may be brick behind it, but I'm not sure I can check without drilling holes or taking a crowbar to things. Anyway, that got me thinking about freestanding desks (would cost about the same as a section of worktop), but I'd like opinions on what other people have used.
It really does need to be sturdy though, I'm planning on mounting a vice on it and also using it for reloading, so a press will be going on one end.