It's time for a new table, ladies and gents. My current table has done me well, and I'll always recommend it for anyone starting out. Absolutely nothing wrong with it, except the room that it takes up. I want to get that real estate back in my shed, because I foresee myself adding some big tools that are going to need that table.
As most of you know, my current table is two 3/4" MDF, 2'x4', with a Formica top. I used the MLCS plate. My next design is going to be 24"x32, with a 3/4" phenolic-faced ply top, and a Rockler aluminum plate. While the old one didn't have anything in the top, the new one will have dual T-tracks for the fence, and I'll leave myself the option for a miter track up front.
I'd like to put an edge on this one to make it look nice. I'm not sure what to use, and I'm certainly not sure how to attach it. Related, I'm not sure whether I should opt for a second sheet of phen-ply on the bottom, or go with regular ply (perhaps Baltic birch) or MDF.
I'm going to make a table similar to Norm's, but I'm probably going to design it from scratch so that it fits my needs best. It will be on rollers (perhaps, if I can find ones stable enough), and be built out of probably ply.
So - input on the banding, and the second layer of the top?