these middle shelves are in place, you can add the final long rails and the other two legs. The last step is to install the top shelf (the table top). Note that I used sturdy 3/4-inch sheathing for my table shelves, which I felt would have plenty of holding capacity. If you choose to use 1/2- inch ply instead of 3/4, then I would suggest incorporating a diagonal 2x4 cross-member support below the table top, which will bear the most weight.
STORAGE SHELF The storage shelf came together quickly and relied on six simple shelf brackets—two for the ends of each shelf. I cut the four legs of the shelves to 5-1/2 feet each. You don't want to make it too tall, because the shelf rack can get top heavy and won't have I cut the rails of the workbench to create a frame with an outside perimeter of 32x48", enabling me to rip three bench shelves from a single sheet of 4x8 plywood.
When cutting plywood, fully support the sheet on each side of the cut. In this photo, the top of Workmate bench beneath the saw guide is separated into two sections, creating a clear channel for the saw blade as it passes through the wood.
The 2x4 Basics bench legs include predrilled fastener holes at offset angles for toe-screwing the rails to create a secure connection.