Thanks Jim for the suggestions. Any ideas on material?
My one car garage "shop" comprises of a Delta Unisaw on a Besmeyer moble frame and right side extension table and on the other side a steel beech liberated from the dumpster with a solid core door on top. Space down the middle is the pathway to the garage door and back. It's a good thing I'm a small frame guy.
Charles.. I've attached one picture, as you requested. My table was set up for 2 routers, with a pin router arm for one router and more pics are in my gallery.
I laminated two layers of 3/4" MDF and then covered the top and bottom with Formica to control the affect of humidity change, as recommended by some of the router masters here. I added some maple trim on the edges (just because I liked the look) and finished it with some solvent-based wipe-on polyurethane.
If you decide to do this, be sure to do the lamination on a flat surface (I was fortunate to have access to a 30"x72" folding table with a laminate-covered MDF top). I made it last summer and I haven't noticed any deflection. As you can see, during that time it's been across two sawhorses, still no deflection. I'm in the process of building a RT cabinet (with drawers, power distribution, dist collection etc.) for it, so soon it'll have be be better supported.
MDF is good flat stuff but it's *heavy* and doesn't take fasteners well so I'd be tempted to glue on wooden strips and screw hinges to them. Perhaps others with more experience hinging MDF can jump in here.
I'm fortunate to have a two-car garage but my Uni, router table, bandsaw, jointer, etc. are also on casters as occasionally my bride likes to park her car inside to thaw out in the winter. It's a good thing it's two-car.. for I'm amything *but* a small-frame guy!!
With the wonderful bride I have, I'm blessed..