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Project by schroeder posted 06-12-2009 at 08:32 AM 4472 views 11 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We needed a cabinet for the router table – I see no reason we can’t have a “nice” cabinet in the shop! This is from some old-growth DF we had left over from another project. I drew the thing out in Sketchup, frame & panel, mortise & tenon – turned out good!

Schroeder

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe





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#1 posted 06-12-2009 at 08:42 AM

nice router table looks good

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#2 posted 06-12-2009 at 08:47 AM

Very nicely done!

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#3 posted 06-12-2009 at 08:53 AM

My benchtop router table just got extremely jealous….so much storage.

Nice work

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#4 posted 06-12-2009 at 09:00 AM

Good-looking table. I’ll bet it gets well used.

What is the top?

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#5 posted 06-12-2009 at 09:39 AM

Looks great. I’m done with utility style shop furniture. If I’m going to take the time to do it I want it to look like I did as well.

I’m converting my TS/Router cabinet to a Double TS which means I’m going to be building another router table soon. I’ll probably enclose the unit to cut down on sound and help with dust collection but I’m not sure if I’m going to use a lifting plate or a tilt up table top. Ideally a lift would be smokin but it’s not in the cards. Does your table top lift or do you have a lift out plate or just do under the top changes?

Nice work.

Joe

-- JMP

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#6 posted 06-12-2009 at 10:25 AM

Looks very very good, like it very much! If i built my own anytime, i will be proud if it tourns out half as well as yours.
Thank you for posting!

-- *** the german lumberjock ***

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#7 posted 06-12-2009 at 10:42 AM

Thanks all! – I appreciate everyones encouraging words. The top is a Jessum Ecel Lift Table and fence. One of the more spendy things we purchased, but have never looked back. It has paid for itself many times over.

Schroeder

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#8 posted 06-12-2009 at 12:02 PM

I like it! How tall it it? I can’t quite read the dimensions from your image.

-- Praki, Aspiring Woodworker

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#9 posted 06-12-2009 at 12:14 PM

I cannot accept this as simple this is a reaally well deigned and made table well done Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#10 posted 06-12-2009 at 12:21 PM

Thanks Praki & Scotsman! – Sketchup – the best tool in my shop!

Praki – it’s 18” tall x 22 3/4” wide x 23 1/2” deep. I made the cabinet to fit inside the leg framework that I had already built. The one thing I would change is the toe-kick is to low – it would be nice if you could fit your feet underneath the thing while routing ~ maybe shoulda arked it a little.

Schroeder

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#11 posted 06-12-2009 at 05:02 PM

Nice job.

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#12 posted 06-12-2009 at 08:10 PM

Well done… I agree with Scotsman… It doesn’t look to simple to me… thanks for sharing..

Rob

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#13 posted 06-12-2009 at 08:18 PM

Very nice Router Cabinet.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#14 posted 06-12-2009 at 11:21 PM

Awesome work! A winner in my book.

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#15 posted 06-12-2009 at 11:38 PM

Really nice. I’m a big fan of using “on-hand” materials and creating USEFUL stuff.

-- I think of Jack Nicholson as the Joker in Batman when he says "Where does he get those wonderful toys" and ask WHERE DO U GUYS GET ALL THAT WONDERFUL WOOD?

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