Here are some pictures of my slapped together lathe table. It was made with just scrap wood and, after numerous drained batteries, I gave up on joinery, drilling and screws and went to hammer and nails…not pretty, but much faster and functional. Legs are 4×4 posts and the top and sides are random dimensions of plywood. Sandbags run through the inside. Cinder blocks in the front and back give a little extra stability to the table, although it is probably overkill. After a few trips of dusitng off and carrying that lathe, I decided to make a cover for the top. That allows me to keep it out side, protected from the dust and from walking off (I have the cover locked down). Its much faster to get to turning now and the cover doubles as a table to hold my gouges and chucks behind me. It ain’t pretty, but I am much more interested in turning than in building a high quality stand.