Router table cabinet

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Project by BenDupre posted 08-06-2017 01:10 AM 941 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built a box with wheels to plop the router table on. Two drawers for storage. Routed a cove in 1×2 poplar for drawer pulls. It’s all assemvled with dado and screws. The drawers are pocket screw construction of 1/2 plywood and 1/4 hardboard bottoms. The fronts are poplar. The table top is now 36 in high. Not sure if i like that height. Anyone have a preference for router table height?

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#1 posted 08-06-2017 01:37 AM

Mine is the same height and I like it Ben. Nice cabinet!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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woodshaver Tony C

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#2 posted 08-06-2017 03:27 AM

Very nice router table! You can never have enough storage… l Iknow you’re going to like having those drawers !

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#3 posted 08-06-2017 03:40 AM

Great looking set up.
I’ve got mine around 36” as well. I used a 3’0” 7’0” solid core birch veneer door on a 2×4 and 2×6 base. It has a piece of 3/8” poly-carbonate recessed flush with the surface, and a shop built fence. I built it when I was working out of my garage and everything had to perform more than one function.
I could drop the router bit down, remove the fence and use the whole bench for assembly. Now I have my miter saw mounted on the opposite side with stock support wings that extend 4 feet on each side of the saw.

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#4 posted 08-06-2017 04:42 AM

Really nice job on that!

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#5 posted 08-06-2017 12:03 PM

Good looking cabinet and a nice compliment to your router table. Before converting the table saw into a router table combo my designated router table was 38’’. I’m not a tall person but it felt comfortable whenever I did router work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 08-06-2017 01:22 PM

You did a nice job on building this storage cart base for your router table.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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Mainiac Matt

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#7 posted 08-06-2017 03:20 PM

Nice job.

You may need a way to chock you casters if you do any heavy work like raised panels

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#8 posted 08-06-2017 11:48 PM

Nice work, a great addition to your shop. You will appreciate you made that extra storage in the future.

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 08-09-2017 04:55 PM

That is a real nice roll around table for that router station!!


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