First, install three of the long rails, followed by the short rails.
Insert the bench shelves before installing the final two leg brackets.
the structural rigidity that you need for a durable storage unit. On the other hand, items such as miter saws and benchtop drill presses require significant over- head storage room, so I wanted ample room between the shelves. I settled on 5-1/2 ft. because it "felt about right"—not much science was involved. To get the most wood from an 8-ft. board, I decided to make the shelves about 32 in. long (squeezing three shelf lengths from each board with minimal waste). This meant the lumber order for the shelves was two 12-ft. 2x4's for the legs and four 8-ft. 2x4's. When picking up your lumber, remember to inspect each board carefully and choose the straight- est boards available.
Last step is to screw on the 3/4” plywood table top.