My wife bougt a workbench from home depot for 100 bucks for me awhile back. I have two single stage presses and a small vice and my brass tumbler comfortably situated. It has two drawers, two deep shelves, and a inch and a half laminated top. Heavy gauge steel.. works well. That all to get you started.
Really depends on what you want to make of it. Mine is in the basement that doesn't see anybody but me. I just made a frame out of 2x4's, and covered it with a piece of 3/4" plywood. I don't mind putting holes in the top.
I posted these before but you might not have seen them. I started with one of those folding Craftsman benches. I still only have my press mounted to the counter top. The bench itself was left in a house I bought in MI and I moved it with me back here because it's built so well. Just make sure you have plenty of storage around as stuff really seems to add up.
I like to keep it simple. But always go heavy duty. Heavier than you would think. I also went with an A-faced piece of 3/4" plywood for the surface. I use spacers in the shelves that can be moved right and left so I can make my shelves wider if I want. Personally I do not like cabinets. Not enough storage. Or you have to store things too high, plus I don't like doors on the cabinets. I like to easily see what I have on well sized shelves. A center support under your presses is also a very good thing. Tom.
No smoking area when operational. Been a while since it was operational. That to be fixed soon.
Actually, I had just finished uncovering it as it was the catch all point during a basement rehab project. Prior the dust and more dust... the brown was white. The tools and other clutter took a while to get through.
Just where it ended up in the sorting.
Is your position a short term gain - or a long term loss? Separate the issues.