Welcome to the RouterForums, the best, friendlest woodworking forum. As you have seen, there are members with all levels of experience and expertise, and all are eager to share.
For starters, try the Oak-Park table top, with your choice of cabinet below, built to the height that is best for you. The site Quillman referenced strikes me as more mainstream than contrarian, but then I find simple is best. Building a router table is a conundrum; you need one to build one. Have you seen the Router Workshop? Bob and Rick, the inspiration for this forum are my guides. Check out the Oak-Park catalogue for the table top with necessary accessories. The only thing I would do differently is have a taller fence with a T-track for a vertical featherboard and larger shield. The previous discussions which Ralph referenced are an excellent source for ideas.
Again, welcome to the RouterForums, and keep us posted.
I Hope to Be the Person My Poodles Believe I Am The RouterForums member formerly known as mftha or th-alton
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