Mike makes good points. My use of routers improved rapidly when I started watching Marc Sommerfeld videos of him making various kinds of projects. Yup, he sells woodworking stuff, but the videos are terrific at showing elegantly simple technique. I have a Rockler table with a Woodpecker mounting plate, set up for a Triton TRA001. My fence is the Rockler fence. I had a Kreg fance on my band saw which was OK and rarely used. The woodpecker plate is extra thick and has a twist lock for the insert, which is far more convenient than one that uses tiny, easily lost bolts. Cutting the opening for this oversized plate is pretty easy since they have a template, or you can make a template with four boards. You add leveling screws through the base, through the rabbit. Pretty easy to install and a very rugged plate.
If I were making my own table, I'd likely use two layers, the top with laminate on MDF, and a second layer of MDF to at least a total thickness of about 1.5 inches. I'd make it quite large. If I were making a fence, it would be made of a good, straight grain hard wood, and it would be hollowed out in the center for dust collection through a 2 1/2 inch hose. The Triton has a nice dust collection port built in, and I have been thinking of connecting it to the existing table mounted dust collection system. I think that would also help keep sawdust out of the router's works.
It's easy to make the top, but you can use almost anything to hold that top. For example, something as simple as a bathroom cabinet to which you add a shelf to create a chamber for the router. Or even a couple of saw horses, or a folding base something like a school science fair folding display, but in ply. Use your imagination for alternatives for a stand.
The more I do, the less I accomplish.