As I said, the table saw is almost 50% of my "machinery"...the other 50% is the router table.
I hope that you will not be too scared from this "Marquise de sad" torturing device (Lets face it, it looks like that).
This router table past many modifications and improvements in the last 7~8 years and now it serves me as "3 in 1", router table, doweler and mortiser.
The table top is made of 21 mm (15/32") plywood covered with 8 mm (5/16") Floor panels.
The router is connected directly to the floor panels so the height loss is very small.