I’m looking to build my first router table and was wondering if any of you out there have ever used a kitchen sink-base cabinet to do so. When I’ve looked at these particular cabinets, I found there was more than adequate room to hang a router. And the doors below offered some storage space. They come in various widths: 30”, 36”, 42, and 48” (the depth is fixed at around 24”). The height I would adjust as needed. I would likely [permanently] mount a router to this table so I see no reason for a drop-in plate (the precise-ness of measuring the cut-out intimidates me). The top would have a full-length hinge on the back of the table so as to be able to lift the top whenever I needed access. I’d also weigh down the box to prevent tip-over.
Anyone have any thoughts on this idea? Suggestions, cautions, previous experience???
Your opinions are most appreciated.
-- Larry, formerly of East Greenwich, RI - "Rhode Island's Oldest Home": http://www.circa1679.com