I recently constructed a router table from scratch. I used recycled counter top material for the top. It turned out a little larger than I wanted, and not as much clamping overhang as I wanted, but still works pretty well. I used a comercially available router plate. This table replaces the Craftsman table I purchased a year ago. My wife bought me a Craftsman router last year. I knew almost nothing about routers. I have learned enough to know I need a better router. The table also has a way of moving it in the workshop. I used a tip from a woodworking magazine to make standoffs with wheels almost touching the floor. When I pick up one side of the table, the wheels lift the table off the floor, and I can move it around. Also, I am working on dust collection using the plastic plumbing pipe split in half. I had to cut a couple slots in the router plate where it sits over the pipe. I have a small shop vac inside the table to provide the vacuum for the dust collection. Hopefully, this will work. Total cost so far is about $65, including plate. I can take a photo if anyone interested.