Just got all my components to build my computer today and was getting ready to build on a rubbermaid fold out table that my moms uses for outdoor bbq and what not, but then I realized it was giving off a substantial amount of static electricity, enough so that the hair on my forearm would rise every time I rested my arms on the table. So I scrapped that table and am now trying to figure out if what kind of table I should use or is there something I can place over the rubbermaid table to eliminate the static electricity it was giving off.
I use either the big wooden table in my basement or the dinning room table. (note is a fairly old dinning room table) not a furniture center piece by any means.
One tip: I always place a nice, THICK, plush, bath on the table first then set the PC case on top of it.
This prevents 2 things:
1.) if you inadvertently jar the case the paint finish will not be scratched
2.) if a rouge screw rolls out behind your case it will not get scratched or bent when you lay the case down on its side.
I would definitely not use a plastic table. Get something solid and sturdy.
You may want to look at Computer Shopper's 75 tips for building a PC. I have found them very helpful over the years: