|Project by Brandon||posted 10-12-2011 08:44 PM||1930 views||5 times favorited||6 comments|
After months of waiting for the spare time to compete a shop project the router table is DONE!!! So lets get down to business with this.
Table is made from left over counter top scraps. I scouted around on craigslist and found this shop having there annual clearance sale of items. I cruzed down to there shop and found the top leaning along the wall measuring 5’ x 36”. Total price of the top $5.00, Holy Crap did the guy just tell me $5.00. So I kept my poker face on and said ok thats a good deal, in the car it went. As you can see in the 3rd photo I did a little boo boo in trying to cut the router opening out. That will be fixed later.
The cabinet was made from all my left over Baltic birch along with the drawers. The handles were made from cherry and 1 piece of maple. I thought that this would give a little contrast to the rest of the handles. Drawer guides are made from scrap oak and maple. Opening and closing the drawers seemed to be sticking so I rubbed them with Trewax and they slide effortlessly now.
Router was a Estate sale $10.00 w/so so bits.
I’ve gotta say that this is my first attempt at making any sort of cabinet and I feel that I achieved and learned alot from this. Thanks LJ’s for the tips and tricks.
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