Paul, the best surface for your table is to apply Formica(Laminex) to the top and bottom. This is how the premium tables are built. Not sure how sheet items like this are sold in your location but around here the home centers carry them. If you find a sheet with the corner chipped off they deeply discount the price since contractors will not pay for damaged goods. I saved 75% off because of this. This will also leave you with extra for other projects like a drill press or band saw table, or perhaps a second router table.
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