All I can say is I built Norm's plan (the older one, he now has a new one) and
the table works like a dream, especially the fence design and dust collection.
He specified 1 inch melamine for the top; it was a PITA to find and I wasted a
lot of time looking for it, and I think if I had to do it over I would laminate
two pieces of 3/4 cab grade plywood, and put my own formica top on. If you do
use melamine, be sure to seal the underside with some poly to keep the bottom
from absorbing moisture/humidity. I chose to make regular drawers rather than
the storage drawers in the plan, and I like it that way better. I also hinged
the door, he had it in slots in the old plan, and in the new I think he hinged
it as well. Good luck.