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:http://computershopper.com/feature/75-pc-building-tips-tools-general-advice