I know that I just joined this forum and mentioned that I just finished building my router table and some have asked for me to post a few pictures so....
This is the whole table. The base is 24" wide x 20" deep and 34" high (3/4 mdf). There is a door on each side that houses the bits and can be used for some tools and the middle section is the dust collection area. I used two layers of mdf...3/4" ontop of a 1/2 piece and covered each side with lam. covering and then trimmed the whole thing out in oak - for the top. I cut out the middle for the base plate and I installed set screws in each corner and middle of the plate for fine adjustments to the table. I built the fence mainly out of 3/4 mdf but used solid wood for the braces to hold everthing square. I installed "Miter T-track" for the fence to be adjusted on. I had intented to just use t-track but this worked out a lot better. I then treaded the miter track and once the knobs are tightened, they pull the miter track up tight inside of the miter t-track and the fence is solid. This took me some time to do but with 2 knobs on each side, the fence rides pretty much dead on square to the front of the base plate and table. I can also remove one set from each side and allow the fence to be at different angles if need. And by loosening the knobs and loosening one of the clamps for the upper dust collection hose, the whole unit slides right off the back.
I think I need to install a t-track infront of the base plate for featherboards and such but just haven't done that yet which will be real easy to do. The upper part of the fence has a t-track for the featherboard and the two boards below them slide in and out of clearance of the different size bits. (Easy to replace down the road... they are 4" high by 16" long and the round head bolts are in the middle. The back part of the fence has slots to allow them front boards to be slide in and out.)
I took a lot of ideas from all the tables that I looked at and came up with the one that I have. Most of it turned out ok. I might install a door in the bottom section of the base so more things can be stored there and out of sight. Oh... the switch on the side was nice. I have to lift the red piece to turn the router on but if needed, I can use my leg or slap the red bar to shut the router down. It also has a key that can be pulled so the switch can't be turned on.
There may be some things that I could have done differently but all in all... I feel that it turned out pretty good and so far it has worked very well. All I had to work with while building this table was a very small table saw, a circular saw and the new Dewalt router that I just got. took me some time on a few things but I made it work.
When I set up a certain bit, I measure the back of the fence for reference points that I keep logged in a book. Also on the 45 miter bit that I've been messing with, I can measure from the bottom of the feather board piece on the fence down to the top of the bit for another reference point.
Any and all comments or suggestions are welcome.
Hope this may help someone else that is looking or thinking about building their own.