I just finished a ski waxing bench. It’s all from scraps including the leather, which was from a bag of scraps I bought from the Duluth Pack store. There are no legs on this, just a bunch of rubber bumpers on the bottom. The thinking is that you just set this on a table or on the floor, which is how my daughter used it the first time. There isn’t much horizontal pressure when waxing and the rubber bumpers seem to be enough to hold the bench in place.
The ideas for the design, including the rat trap were not mine; I saw them online somewhere, though I can’t find the sites again now to provide links.