There is no such thing as a perfect workbench. All workbench designs are a compromise in the end. The challenge is to sit down, analyze your own personal needs based on the types of things you do in your shop, the types of tools you use and your own physiology. Then come up with a design that makes the least amount of compromises and meets your needs in the majority of situations. For my own needs, simpler is better, but I’ll share the method to my madness in case it might help you assess your own needs in a workbench.