For this porject you will need four 5'' peices of wood. It realy does not matter what size or type of wood you use i just used trim board because its what i had. for the base you will need 2 4'' peices of wood. for the surface you will need a 4''/4'' peice of plywood.for the motor mount, a 2''/2'' paice of a 2/4''. the way you mount your motor is up to you because when i was mounting mine it didnt work so i had to make a braket to hold the rotey tool in place. you will also need a sanding bit for your rotery tool. you will need misc hardware depending on the wood you use too.