|Project by jackd942||posted 12-04-2009 05:53 AM||2390 views||5 times favorited||11 comments|
I needed a new router table. The last one I had was one that I made several years ago and was basically just 2×4 legs making up a stand. The router base was just attached to the mdf top. When I was remodeling the shop last year, I pitched it with intentions of making a new and better table at some point. I finally reached that point so I set out to build a new one. I started by building a base cabinet from birch ply. I then laminated two pieces of mdf, trimmed with oak and applied plastic laminate to both the top and bottom. At this point, I set up a template and cut out the hole for the router insert plate. After cutting a rabbet around the lip and fitting the insert, it was on to the fence. I constructed a fence from mdf making sure to square it up really well. While that was drying, I applied plastic laminate to some more mdf and cut it to size for the movable faces to attach to the fence. At that point, I was pretty well done for now. Eventually I am going to install a drawer in the bottom as well as tall narrow bit drawers on each side of the cabinet. After I get that done, I will configure a dust collector hookup in the cabinet. Visit my blog @ deltawoodworks.com to see more of the construction. Thanks for looking.
-- --Jack D - Southeast Missouri -- http://deltawoodworks.com