I am sick and tired of working on surfaces that are not FLAT. My projects are suffering because of this, but my budget does not permit a nice laminated maple benchtop.
Many have suggested using a solid core door. Have you tried this? Did you use the existing surface, or did you add hardboard or hard plywood to the top surface of the door. If so, did you glue it or down. Did that compromise the natural flatness of the door? Did you edge band the top?
Any tips/tricks on the above will be greatly appreciated.