Router table

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Blog entry by aaronmolloy posted 01-25-2008 08:24 PM 745 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’am currently working on a small router table stand for my router table to sit on as i have a small router table and want to bring it up to around waist height , it is being made from MDF and i have seen MDF sealers should I use this to seal the MDF or should I use varnish I will post some pictures up on my page in the upcoming days

-- A. Molloy

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#1 posted 01-25-2008 10:44 PM

Good question. I’m actually making a router table, with an MDF top. So any ideas about sealing it would be appreciated ;)

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#2 posted 01-25-2008 11:42 PM

If moisture is any issue at all I would think longevity would be enhanced by sealing all surfaces.

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#3 posted 01-27-2008 09:23 PM

My router table will be made from MDF and plywood so if anyone knows some good finishes please tell me soon

-- A. Molloy

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#4 posted 01-27-2008 09:42 PM

Mine is a two-holer made from a sandwich of 1/2” and 3/4” MDF. I like MASS. Both sides are covered with laminate and it’s edged with hard maple. It has taken abuse and is still dead flat. I live in central FL where our biggest enemy is humidity so anything you do here has to bear that in mind. I build many jigs from MDF and have had great luck with just about any sealer; shellac, poly, paint, epoxy, Wood Hardener and last but certainly not least, watered down yellow glue. Anything you put between MDF and the outside world will add years to it’s service life. Whatever you do, pay more attention to the edges with your sealer. The stuff is like a sponge. When you’re done, slap on a coat of paste wax to make it all slippery. Sweet!


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