Looking for input on home built router table
Hello all. I'm looking for input on a router table I'm planning on building. The table itself is from an L shaped desk, It's completely covered in black formica and is 1.25 inches thick of particle board. It's thick and heavy so I know it will be strong enough. I'm doing this because I see the limitations with the craftsman router table that I currently have, and any others designed similar to it. As of right now, I'm only concerned with the table top design.
The input I'm looking for from you router gods are as follows:
Would this be a good material for the table, and can it be accurately rabbeted/grooved for a router plate?
As far as the miter channel, what size(width and depth) is the most common for gadgets such as jigs, feather boards, miter gauges, etc......?
What do you all think is better? T channel or U channel? What is better and has more gadget(see above) options?
If I decide to build my own fence to go with it, but want it on two parallel tracks for better squaring, sliding, again, what's best T or U?
On the top of the fence, the T channel or U channel questions from before as it pertains to the fence.
Another idea I had for the fence is it's connetors on the side to make each side slide evenly such as on a table saw, or that highend Kreg fence design. Or, should I just buy a Kreg fence?
One other idea I've had that I think would be good on a router table is having a second miter channel parallel to the regular channel, similar to some table saws. What do you all think?
Also, I know that if I do this, I have to modify the channels to accomadate crossing the fence channels along with this.