My last shop as a decent table. One feature that I carried forward to the new layout was the height. It is 42" and while that may see a bit tall, it works well for me and it has the added advantage of being high enough to allow large power tools like the table saw or router table to slide under it. In my old shop that was important because the "shop" was also the garage. The new shop is a dedicated space so I won’t be rolling the table say or joiner around. However, I will eventually build a series of rolling cabinets that will store nicely.
The table has 8′ of infeed and 5′ of outfeed. The bed and fence are decked in melamine and I replaced the factory guides on the saw with a piece of melamine so it is easy to replace from time to time when I need a zero clearance cutout. You can see the guide already cut out in the middle photo.
One change from my last table is that I covered the deck behind the guide fence. In my old table, this space was empty and open and was constantly getting filled up with sawdust. When I did place stuff in the back area, it would invariably get stuck on the fence and tip this way or that.
This new chop box table will get a lot of use in the next week cutting all of the rails and stiles for the kitchen cabinets and pantry !