Last summer, I picked up a router “table” by SKIL at a garage sale. $20 with everything BUT a router
Later on, picked a B&D 1/4” Industrial all metal router. Managed to assemble the two together
But, there were a couple problems. First, this thing is sitting ON my tool chest. Secondly, it is too short to set on the floor. Had some metal 3×3 from an old bed frame. Cut the two pieces down into four “legs” @ 27-1/4” long.
Had some 1/2” plywood in the shop, cut a few strips into ~ 4” wide strips. Got out a drill, some drywall screws, and a clamp or two
Three screws into each leg
I also had a metal….end piece? from the bed frame. Added that to the “top” between the legs. Clamp and screwed into place
Then rotate and add the other side.
Had some leftover strips from the plywood. Cut to length and added to the ends
Clamp one corner square, add three screws, pull the other corner square, and add three more screws. Both ends done, added a couple strips for the router to sit on.
Otherwise, it would be an open grid-like top
Screws were just normal, coarse thread 1-5/8” long…all I had in the shop. Once the bench was completed, moved it to a “parking place” until needed. Cost? Bench was just leftover scraps, screws were what was on-hand. Router and the SKIL table came to….$23..
Might just work..
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