An extremely easy and quick project is building a stand for a bench top tool. If you have a well equipped workshop they can be built from cut offs and scrap wood. Other than a pocket hole jig, no special tools are necessary. For the last stand I built the only purchase necessary was plastic furniture guides for the legs.
Step 1: Materials needed:
The dimensions of the stand are determined by the size of the tool you are building it for. For my newly purchased scroll saw I chose a height of 30 inches as the best for working at the saw sitting on a stool. The foot print of the saw was perfect for a 24 inch wide piece of plywood cut off on hand. Four 30 inch legs I made from a couple of 2 x 4's on hand. Stretchers were also made from cut-offs from other projects. The stand top should be about one half an inch larger in each dimension than the assembled frame, and the plywood shelf the exact dimensions of the frame.