I am looking for some info on building a kitchen table for the firehouse,we can refinish the old one it is mint green laminate with oak trim, purchased well before my time. This table will be 10' by 3' and standard height. We have talked about routing a design into the wood or making a recessed area that we can put things in and then epoxy over it either way. I have seen some examples but no plans.

Here is what we were thinking of for supplies:

12' oak 2x4's cut to size and router the edges to a rounded finish build the base out of plywood and then use either Oak plank flooring or 1x4 to get the table top and then add what we wanted. Any suggestions would be appreciated.