I’ve started designing my router table that I plan to build. The idea is a conglomeration of other router tables I’ve seen.
Overall dimensions are 35” wide, 35” high, 22” deep. Tabletop will be 37 1/2” x 24 1/2”. The 2D figure in the model is roughly 5’ 11” (my height)
Construction will be out of 3/4” birch plywood. Face frames and tabletop edge banding in something solid like maple or walnut. Table top will be 3/4” MDF on the bottom with either 1/2” or 3/4” melamine covered plywood for the top. Total tabletop width between 1 1/4- 1 1/2”.
Joinery will be mostly dados. Should I use screws in the dados as well? I’m not sure. I’ll use kreg screws for the parts on the top of the cabinet right below the tabletop (whose name escapes me right at this moment) since the holes will be hidden by the tabletop.
Switch will be a safety stop switch from Rockler hard-wired into that 2-outlet plug. The other end will connect to an extension cord that goes down the back of the right side and out the hole at the bottom.
Dust collection will be via a port behind the diagonal piece of wood in the main router compartment (I just realized I haven’t added that port yet).
As far as drawers – the two holes on the right and the large one on the bottom will definitely be drawers. At least two of the drawer openings on the left will be bit storage with flat boards with 1/4” and 1/2” holes drilled in them. The other two will be drawers or more bit storage.
Let me know your thoughts and opinions. I’ll be glad to release the SketchUp model when I’m all done with it.
-- Jimmy, Austin, TX - Software developer by day, woodworker by night