I'm just getting into woodworking and bought a router in January. I searched through a lot of post on making a router table and decided to make my own.
It's 24" x 48" made out of two pieces of 3/4" MDF and laminated on both sides and all 4 edges. The idea of laminating it was intimidating, but this turned out to be very easy. I bought a woodpecker router plate insert.
I plan to build a nice cabinet for the top, but for now I just built the portable base that fine woodworking has on their web site. I also built and laminated an adjustable fence with a dust collection port.
I've been using the table for the past month to build a wall cabinet for my wife. After that I'll build the base for the router table.
I'm really glad I built my own. I got into woodworking to build things, and the top made a great first project.