Cabinet help for Router Table

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Blog entry by Mike posted 03-11-2009 03:09 PM 885 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thinking about building myself a custom cabinet for my router table. Wanted to ask the preferred method.
I have seen tung & groove approach and also pocket hole joinery system. Seems pretty strong. Let me first tell you my table that I plan on building will be 20” X 43”, it will be made a cabinet grade plywood. Any suggestions or pictures would be great….........

Thanks everyone!

-- Mike, VT

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#1 posted 03-11-2009 04:30 PM

Just my 2 cents but with a table top that measures 20×43, that leaves quite a footprint and personally I always find floor space at a premium so prefer a torsion router table “top” which can be placedd on knock down saw horses so that I can hang the table up on a wall and keep premium floor space where it is.

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John Gray

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#2 posted 03-11-2009 05:30 PM

Others have posted their versions of a table, I’ll post the link to mine here.
It has a link to the pattern in Wood Working Magazine. You can also use the search section above the search for “router table”.

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#3 posted 03-11-2009 07:00 PM

I, too, like torsion boxes for strong, flat, LIGHT tabletops.
But I’m fortunate to have a good spot for a router table on the end of my tablesaw and I use the Veritas steel table top,43053,43885
so it is an extension to the saw’s top. That way I also get the use of the Beisemyer fence!


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#4 posted 03-11-2009 07:27 PM

I also have my router table mounted on the right side of the table saw. I was able to leave the right wing in place since my saw has 36 inch rails for the rip fence. That gives me a bit more than 5 feet of table top on the saw and I don’t have to find floor space for another cabinet.

-- John, co-owner Sawdust 'n Stitches

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#5 posted 03-12-2009 06:05 AM

Thanks for all of the replies! I know for sure that I am hooked on Lumberjocks!

-- Mike, VT

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