I was tired of not having a place to work on different projects - from measuring to drilling & sawing. When I priced workbenches online, the prices were outrageous so I began my plan. I gathered wood that I knew I already had and began building my table. The longest part of it was obtaining the correct screws from a local hardware store. (the associates are not very helpful) But after I finally got going, it didn't take long at all! And it's stronger & more sturdy than I ever imagined!