|Project by SWM||posted 09-27-2010 04:25 AM||5890 views||21 times favorited||9 comments|
Many thanks to the other LJ’s that provided all the inspiration for this project.
This project represented a lot of first in my woodworking career.
Definately my first way too big, over the top router table cabinet.
1st time using Sketchup. I can say that it’s a great tool. Definately helped me think through all the cabinet jointery.
I knew that a cabinet this large would be extremely heavy. The cabinet carcas is supported by two 2×4 torsion boxes at the top and bottom. The top box also has two pieces of 1/4 by 2” angle iron recessed into the structure for extra support.
I am extremely pleased with the finished product. I finally have all of my router equipment/accessories in one location. Now if I can just find somewhere to put the cabinet!
You can follow the whole project from design to finished product at my project blog: http://lumberjocks.com/SWM/blog/series/3155
As always, questions, comments, critiques are welcomed.
Here’s the details and a few more pics:
•Dimensions: Cabinet – 48” wide x 29” deep x36” tall, Woodpeckers Top – 32” x 53”
•Fence: Incra Wonderfence from TSLS with Incra 32” LS Positioner
•Router Plate: Pinnacle (woodpecker’s) PRL-V2 lift
•Router: Porter Cable 7518
•Cabinet Construction: 3/4” MDF, torsion box supports, Douglas Fir face frame.
•Drawers: Five drawers with full-extension slides
-- Working on a retirement hobby, only 30 more years to practice!