Router Table Cabinet

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Project by doncutlip posted 01-01-2012 08:05 PM 3991 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is how I enclosed the open metal frame tool stand that Rockler sells. I just built pine/plywood rail/style panels and screwed them to the frame. The second pic is my dust collection adapter with two inlets; one goes to a hose to an adapter on the fence, the second is a hole directly in the cabinet. The third pic shows the hole inside the cabinet. The table backs up to one of the house support poles, in pic 4 I show how I mounted the wrench and depth adjuster tools for quick access. I built a couple of shelves inside to hold bits and tools, in the future I want to add bit drawers to the second shelf.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#1 posted 01-01-2012 09:12 PM

Very clever idea. Should make routing projects go just a little easier.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#2 posted 01-01-2012 09:13 PM

looks great! I would like to build one of these… but I’m still researching a good quality router. You putting it up to the support pole of your house is a good utilization of space.

-- Dustin, Central Coast California

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#3 posted 01-01-2012 11:25 PM

Nicely done :-)

-- Rome wasn't built in a day... but I wasn't on that job? ...

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#4 posted 01-02-2012 05:40 AM

Looks like it will do the job getting rid of the dust far better then the original stand .
The tool storage on the post on the post is a great idea also and it looks like there would be room for the bits .


-- Kiefer

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#5 posted 01-02-2012 06:12 AM

What a great idea! I too have been reseraching router table plans, etc. But this is a great use of the steel frame for added rigidity and support, and to enclose it in a cabinet makes dust collection a world better. Great build, and thanks for sharing!

-- "It's not a mistake. It's a design feature."

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#6 posted 01-02-2012 06:43 AM

Very nice Router table Don .It should give you years of good service.

-- wood crafting & classes

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#7 posted 01-02-2012 07:54 AM

Excellent! I have the same Rockler setup and thanks to you I have an idea how to finish it. Good Job!

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#8 posted 01-02-2012 06:45 PM

Thanks for the comments. The dust collection does work pretty good.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#9 posted 01-03-2012 04:25 AM

Great way to close off an open cabinet, Don. I like the tools on the post where they will be handy. Good job!

-- Paul, Auburn, WA

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#10 posted 03-24-2012 02:08 PM

Love the idea don!

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