My basic table was built from a 30" high welding table. I had to replace the top with 3/8"x 3' x 6' steel plate. Then I laminated some formica on it. It was a good place to start. I also got some nice metal cabinets at the same time as the table. A welding shop was going out of business.
No such thing as a stupid question. What is stupid is not asking it.