If you’re going to build yourself a chest of drawers, what wood would you build it out of?
You’d build it out of whatever you fancy building it out of.
What you like, what’s to hand, what’s cheapest.
Who, bloody cares?
It’s the same for a workbench.
Obviously, I can’t pass that off as an article though, so I’ll make a mountain out of it.
If you’re looking for the best wood for your workbench build, then you need to decide which factors are most important to you: