So, I've never actually been in this part of the forum, but I find myself with a question most likely to be answered by someone in here. Basically, I want to choose the right type of wood to make a make-shift table/desk top. And by "make", I mean simply, "Buy a piece of wood and sit it on top of a keyboard stand I already own." No actual making involved, I'm afraid.

I would just go and choose something that was the right size and leave it at that, except for the part about it sitting on top of a keyboard stand, which looks approximately like a 3D X. The 4 tips of the X stick out forwards and backwards, to balance the stand on the ground, and to give enough balance for the keyboard itself. (If it's not apparent, the keyboard in question is the musical variety, not what I'm typing on right now. )

So basically, I want a piece of wood that is sturdy and won't bow (there's no direct support in-between the 2 top-most tips of the X), while at the same time it can't be so heavy that it might overpower my keyboard stand, which appears to be made of a hard plastic, or possibly a light metal.

What I want this for is simply to have somewhere to paint miniatures. Anyone familiar with Warhammer 40k will know what I'm talking about - small models, except some of them are about fist-sized, and the larger ones tend to be made of metal. Plus I'd need a small pot of water and paints and etc. So the wood very much cannot bow, as directly underneath is a power strip, a guitar amp, and carpet.

Anyway (and sorry for the ramble...), which wood would be best to use? I don't want to spend a huge amount of money, and frankly, I don't really care for wood appearance-wise, but I'm not going to bother with plastic, and metal would likely be more expensive, heavier, and with the added bonus of possibly cutting me.

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help me with this!