This instructable is meant more to inspire than to copy, as I believe most instructables tend to do that anyway, not to mention the fact that is seems unlikely that you would build this table to these specs.
That being said, I'm a college student and I recently needed a better work surface, and fast. I had weather beaten scrap wood and an IKEA coffee table top I found in my garage.
Here's how it goes.
Step 1: Lubricate
Step 2: Pool Your Resources and Scheme
I used this IKEA/ Rubbermaid getup for about 6 months, not bad but definitely not preferable. Let's see what happens when we check our inventory.
Measure everything and break it down mentally and through notes; there won't be much wiggle room.
I think we can pull it off.
Step 3: Getting Started: the Base
Oh, and when working with wood like this Pre-drill everything. I pre-drill everything anyway. Also, you'll notice I'm not using wood glue, as I want to have the option to break it down readily.