Router Table

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Project by jackd942 posted 12-04-2009 05:53 AM 2146 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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 @ to see more of the construction. Thanks for looking.

-- --Jack D - Southeast Missouri --

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#1 posted 12-04-2009 05:57 AM

Nice router table!

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#2 posted 12-04-2009 05:57 AM

Thats a super router table Jack

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#3 posted 12-04-2009 07:25 AM

Excellent! Very nice Jack, great looking table.

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#4 posted 12-04-2009 01:05 PM

Very nice Router Table.

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#5 posted 12-04-2009 02:24 PM

This is a nice table, Jack. It looks like it will be a good addition to your shop.

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#6 posted 12-04-2009 02:48 PM

The rout is on Jack, nice work enjoy …Blkcherry

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#7 posted 12-04-2009 07:48 PM

Great job. I’ve got the same router in mine. Works good.


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#8 posted 12-04-2009 08:17 PM


Nice job!

Could you post a couple of pics of the fence, please?


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#9 posted 12-07-2009 06:18 PM

Simple but looks very effective.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#10 posted 01-08-2010 12:56 AM

Thats a nice big router table, great job!

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#11 posted 04-27-2011 03:40 AM

nice router table. Did you get the dust collection hook-up on it yet?Do you have any pics of the back of the fence? I made one similar but not happy with the way the fence connects with the table as I used some parts off a cheap fence I had laying around.

-- Wayne,Saint John,NB

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