Hi and thanks for your comment
To answer your questions :
-It works great for me, apart from the small gap between the two planks of the top (sometimes small tools fall through, someday i’ll take out the screws and put it back in place the right way)
-The window does create a small problem sometimes, when there’s too many sun i have to close the curtains, but that was the only place I could put it. On the other hand, when the sun’s not right in front of the window I get a lot of daylight, which is nice to work with in my opinion.
-The top is 3 centimeters thick, since it’s hardwood it does not move or bend when hammering. To absorb noise and vibrations, i’ve put some rubber pads (made out of an inner tire piece) between the top and the base (and also between the tiny anvil and a wooden block, plus another one between that block and the bench, by doing so, hammering is much less noisy)
To forge tools and my ingots before rolling them i’ve got a lift-shaft weight cast-iron block as an anvil outside on the balcony, so i’m not hammering really hard on the bench.
Have a nice day