|Project by ellen35||posted 09-07-2009 08:15 PM||2835 views||4 times favorited||18 comments|
A friend came to visit my little shop and I ended up giving her my $99 Sears router and table. So…lucky me, I decided to get a new one and build my own cabinet. I went to Rockler in Cambridge MA and purchased a laminate table and fence, an aluminum router lift and a PC router to fit the lift. The guys there were really great and when I told my salesman I was going to build the table, he asked me if I wanted a wooden table frame “really cheap” (last one, really didn’t want to put it on the floor – $33 took it away). Well, my thought was to put the wooden frame together and then build the cabinet around it. I made some modifications to the frame to make it a little lower (for us shorter folks) and put wheels on it. I bought some birch ply at the Borg (don’t even ask about voids!!) and designed this cabinet. I included only 1 drawer as I wanted plenty of room for the router and the ability to vacuum out the “router box” as needed. That’s a plexi door on the router box so I can see when it needs to be cleaned. Yes, I could do a vacuum but that will come later. I also included the 2 door cabinet on the bottom for bigger stuff. The box in there was the “mistake” on the drawer. I decided to use it for storage inside the cabinet. There is also some low flat storage on the very bottom… I have no idea what I’ll do with that now but I have never found storage that I couldn’t use! I made the face frame with my Kreg pocket hole jig and it really was pretty easy. I stained it a very light pine just to contrast the very “white” birch ply inside. Thanks for looking!
Note: That white thing in the back is my fridge but it can’t hold a candle to Degoose’s turquoise one!
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