Here are the materials we used. We went shopping at the Home Depot and found everything there for $30. How awesome is that? Sorry for the less than technical drawing of the parts. I forgot to take a picture of the parts before he started building.
Here is a more technical list of the parts you will need if you want to replicate this.
Plastic Sterilite container:
2 PVC pipe: we used 3/4 inch and bought 2 of the 10 foot pipes
8 PVC pipe 90 degree elbow
8 PVC pipe 3 way joint
1 PVC glue (that is the blue stuff in the picture)
1 PVC pipe cutter
We made the base of the table around the container we found. If you buy a different size, adjust your table size accordingly. We decided to glue the top parts and the bottom parts together. So, the "legs" are not glued and can be taken out. This allows the table to be broken down and lay flat. I told you my husband was awesome!
LED flashlights to place in the smaller container and put the lid on. This makes a great light table. I can then put the whole container directly into my bigger sensory table container and have a homemade light table. How cool is that? I will take pictures when we get around to doing that.
Right now, the kids think the sensory table is downright fantastic. I put colored warm water with fun toys in the table. The kids played in it for over an hour. The only reason they stopped was that it was really cold and they were all wet. I foresee many afternoons of play time with this table. Good thing it is sturdy.
**Update: We have had this for over a year now and it is still going strong. We use it almost daily and it is showing very little wear. The only thing that is wearing is the lid on the container. I can replace that easily. The actual stand looks like the day we built it.