Kreg Router Table Cabinet plus add-on

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Project by MikeSpanky posted 06-10-2015 08:26 PM 3009 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Saw a version of this cabinet on YouTube and decided since I had a Kreg table this would be a great add-on for mine. I basically followed the Kreg plan found on their website but I did not care for the drawer design. This part of the build came from a guy on YouTube, although I can’t remember his name.

The four bit drawers are setting in dadoes and fully removable. Hoping to locate some foam bit trays to complete it or build them myself.

I also made another addition to the plan by building a large, lower drawer in the empty space below. What I need most is storage.

The back, sides, dividers, drawer boxes, and each bottom section are all from 3/4” paint grade cabinet plywood. The drawers and door fronts are from pine.

Finally, I felt this cabinet would help with dust control. My 3-1/4 Triton router loaded with a raised panel bit spits out some serious sawdust, more than a 2-1/2 hose can manage. The 4” outlet seems to be working well now added to the 2-1/2.

Update: 6-25-15
Ok someone complained about the grain of my doors and drawers running two different directions. That was only done because I was low on lumber. Well since I bought more to complete an extension cabinet to the router table I decided to take care of those at the same time too. Now all who are OCD can be happy. Really though, it was bothering me too.

Thanks for looking.

-- There's no crying in woodworking. Just measure and cut again.

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 06-11-2015 12:35 AM

Nice router cabinet. A lot of thought and planning went into that!! You will love using it!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 06-11-2015 09:25 AM

Very nice additional accessories,looks beautiful.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 06-11-2015 12:39 PM

Nice up-grade.
However I am OCD so I couldn’t live with the fact that the grain on the drawer fronts is running in 2 different directions. Please change that.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's "opinion" on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#4 posted 06-11-2015 12:59 PM

Thanks guys.

Hey ohwoodeye. I get accused of being OCD all the time. So I did this to prove otherwise, LOL. Not really. You couldn’t get by with grain running different direction on a paid for projects. But this was my shop where folks seldom enter. Plus the boards I had were 5-1/2”, exactly what was needed. Call me lazy or just crazy.

-- There's no crying in woodworking. Just measure and cut again.

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#5 posted 06-11-2015 01:00 PM

I love drawers. Good for storage and they keep out the sawdust. Great addition to a router table.

Nice job!

-- Brad, Texas,

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#6 posted 06-11-2015 01:24 PM

Very nice.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#7 posted 06-11-2015 07:51 PM

Nice Job. I have posted a similar project for my router table, your drawers look better. Its amazing how efficient the dust collection is with the enclosed router and a 4” port.


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#8 posted 06-12-2015 03:21 AM

CarterR, I tried running the router without a door and it only sucked about half of the dust made. I then pulled the router and stuffed insulation in the holes around the top. (For those who don’t know, this plan leaves about a 2” gap on the upper left and upper right sides inside the box.) Even after stuffing with insulation there was lots left that didn’t get pulled. But with the door attached there was very little. This table is going to work great. Next, to add an extension cabinet on the right side, with more storage of coarse.

-- There's no crying in woodworking. Just measure and cut again.

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#9 posted 05-20-2018 07:04 PM

Was curious how you mounted the drawer under the bottom rail. I also am in need of storage.

-- Scott

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#10 posted 05-21-2018 03:55 PM

Scott it’s been a while since I made this cabinet but I believe I let the plywood sides drop all the way down to the bottom of the bottom drawer. Go to the Kreg website, there are plans for this cabinet. I changed up the drawers a little but theirs is a good plan with actual measurements. It’s what I went by. There also was a YouTube video. The man used the Kreg plan. You might look for that too.

-- There's no crying in woodworking. Just measure and cut again.

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