|Project by hutchmp||posted 04-29-2011 09:44 AM||4931 views||10 times favorited||15 comments|
This is my take on Norm Abrams deluxe router table station. Very similar other than the height (mine is 39.5 in tall) and that he recessed the bottom where I elevated mine in order to get my feet in close to the base while working. I also did not put the angled board inside the dust collection cabinet because seemed to me that it would inhibit dust and wood chips getting close to the vac port. I went cheap on the drawer slides and used wood on all except for the big one on the bottom. They seem to work fine, but it was very hard to get them all lined up properly. As for the dust collection, I wanted my to be snug to the back so that I would get the unit tight up against the wall since I have space issues in my workshop. I kind of went overboard on the finishing, but I wanted this to look real nice. Hopefully I can start some projects on this over the weekend!!
3/4 in Birch Ply for the sides and drawer faces
Rockler table top and dust collection
3.5 in casters
External On/Off Switch from Rockler
Minwax PolyShades finish in American Chestnut on the drawer faces and Classic Oak Satin on the sides and maple trim