Continuing my chain of blatantly obvious mysql queries that I nonetheless didn't know at one stage :) copying a table isn't an obvious function in mySQL. So here's how to do a mysql copy table
Say you have a table called "tbl_theoriginal" which has the perfect, ideal, wonderful table structure for a new table you want "tbl_thenewone" and you would like to create it the query you would create is as follows:
CREATE tbl_thenewone SELECT * FROM tbl_the original
Simple huh! You can put in any WHERE clause you like and even a limit 1,1 or whatever if you don't want to transfer any content but just the table structure.