Router Table

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Project by nubbin00 posted 12-20-2017 07:19 AM 820 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been spending more time in the shop lately so I decided to finally build a real router table. I’m sure you recognize the design. This was a challenging project and, I admit, mistakes were made along the way but in the end it turned out great! Not quite as much storage room as I’d like but maybe I just have too much stuff. I just have to finish the fence this weekend and then it will be ready to go! I’m going to use it until summer and then make any changes/adjustments/improvements as needed.

3/4” plywood carcass with maple trim. 3/4” MDF top and fence with ugly red oak trim (gotta use up those scraps somehow!), Rockler router plate and switch, PC 892 router and my little helper, Blue, in the last picture.

I’ve been wanting to do this for YEARS and it’s finally done!

-- Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.

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#1 posted 12-20-2017 09:38 AM

Great project and your pupdog is ready for you to build him something with it. LOL

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#2 posted 12-20-2017 11:56 AM

Great job and love your helper

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#3 posted 12-20-2017 12:56 PM

Awesome and beautiful router cabinet, you must be very proud on that work.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 12-20-2017 02:07 PM

Great looking Router Cabinet nubbin00. No more YEARS of waiting now! Let the work begin!

Oh.. I noticed your shop vac and all the electric cords on the floor. Here’s a tip I posted a while ago to help with the wheel’s of the vac getting hung up in the cords. Works great!

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

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#5 posted 12-20-2017 02:33 PM

That’s one great router table , I like shop made router tables that give you room to do many operations instead of the small factory router tables. Very well done.

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#6 posted 12-20-2017 05:48 PM

Nice work.
I have one that is very similar. They are a great addition to a shop.
I just saw plans for an additional feature to the table from Wood Smith. It uses a tilting top to create a horizontal router mount that can be used for Mortises and tenons, raised panels and other things. I’m considering getting the plans and rebuilding mine. Check it out at,

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#7 posted 12-20-2017 06:42 PM

Enjoy… this should open up some new opportunities for you.

Time to explore raised panels?

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#8 posted 12-24-2017 02:07 AM

Nice job Nub. Thanks for posting.

-- Scott in Texas

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#9 posted 12-24-2017 10:51 PM

Norm would be jealous! ... Very nice!

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