I've been following fellow blogger Steve (Arwen's meandering) as he constructs an outboard motor stand with interest and slight embarrassment. Steve did in depth research and some fairly meticulous planning which resulted in a really nice and practical stand.
By contrast I needed to make a table for newly acquired bench drill and with only a couple of hours to spare threw together a table from some old scraps. It seems to be robust (time will tell) and all the legs are pretty much the same length, plus using the new drill was a dream - for some reason I seem to be unable to drill a straight hole using a hand held drill.
Different strokes, I do admire Steve's approach, it's just not in my character :O)