Yes, you read that right. My first attempt at building benchwork for my 4x6 N scale layout had mixed results. I am no Bob Vila, but I figured I could nail a few boards together to make a home for my layout. I purchased the needed supplies from Lowe's and went to work. I'm just not happy with the finished product. The layout needs to be moveable, and in order for that to happen, it must be lightweight. I work in a machine/assembly shop, and have access to some extruded aluminum tubing. We have some out of date stuff that isn't used, and I'm able to buy it for $.50/linear ft. This stuff has grooves in the side that can accomodate the hardware needed to hold it all together. When I cut a piece in comparable length to a piece of wood, it weighs a lot less, and will be more durable. I'm drawing up the plans now, which aren't too complicated. Hopefully I can have it cut and assembled by the weekend and be able to post some pics for you guys!