I ordered 4 workbench tops (2-8', 2-6') to use as desktops for the remodel of our home office. Some years ago I had ordered some to use for kitchen countertops. These first ones were maple and of fair quality, but these the quality of these beech workbench tops is far better and they look much better. Maple was a good choice for kitchen countertops because of the wear and tear they experience, But desktops need to be smooth and don't experience any rough treatment. I am very pleased with these workbench tops, and now just have to get them installed.