Hi Jackie, Have you seen the workbench sold by Bloomstein, it is not
made from beech but it looks quite sturdy. Michael Bloomstein is
based in Brighton, take a look at this link:
Also some time ago, when I moved my workshop to my home,I looked for
a suitable bench and found a double Emir Jewellers Workbench for sale
at an online company called Gandmtools.co.uk. This workbench was made
from beechwood and second hand but was also fitted with a Flamefast
blower and two bench torches. The cost was 250 pounds plus tax. These
benches cost over 1000 pounds from Emir when new. I have checked
their website and they do not have it anymore but it will be worth
checking with them as they may know of others available. On another
subject, when you get settled in at Guildford give me a call as I
have put together a box of useful tools and goodies for you and I
will gladly come and see you at your new workshop.
Good luck with the move.
James Miller FIPG