|Project by DonnBialik||posted 03-16-2011 04:11 PM||4041 views||18 times favorited||30 comments|
I made this router table from Russian birch ply for the carcass, 1 1/2” MDF with white laminate on top and a special skin on bottom (yes, MDF can warp). I used a Woodpecker Quicklift with a PC 7518. I wired it so it has a switch on the front, plug inside the router compartment, and a 2 gang outlet on the side (1 gang wired with the switch for dust collection and one extra). I used a template to route out the rabbet for the lift plate, edge banded the top with hard maple, routed slots in the front door for a hopper ramp (yet to be built).
The fence which is still being completed is made from extruded aluminum with a melamine face.
The drawers are huge: the far top right drawer holds plunge routers, and the rest hold absolutely all extra router “stuff.”
I made a special set of runners later (after these photos) with 2 fixed casters and two legs so it’s stable yet can be moved if needed.