In Australia we have a sheet building material that is made of cellulose held together by cement. We call it fibre cement and it replaces asbestos cement that is no longer made. It makes terrific bats and it's the perfect surface for work tables. It is cheap, porous, smooth and doesn't' warp, chip or rot. I have an old pine table that I have covered with builders' plastic with a whole sheet of fibre cement on top. To protect the plastic sheeting I have put some offcuts of my kitchen floor covering between the two layers. You can wet down the fibre cement when you want to get into hand building. When it is dry, it really sucks the water out of sloppy clay, so I use it to stiffen clay that is softer than I like.
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