This was a project I embarked on because I thought it would be quick and easy. I wanted something I thought I could finish in a single trip to TechShop. With a little more planning I could have done this but it would have been a long day so it ended up taking me 2 days or roughly 8 hours. I ran into a few problems with my design and available tools but it wasn't a big deal.
1 sheet of 3/4 in plywood (4'X8') I chose birch
Screws (I had 2.5 in outdoor screws lying around that I used)
Drill - bits and countersink
Jig Saw/Scroll Saw
Optional - Clamps