Router Table/Cabinet

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Project by JimmyC72 posted 03-04-2012 05:34 PM 2564 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When we first moved into our house and I only had a basic wood shop in the basement, I bought a prefabbed table top w/fence from Hartville Designs that was on sale. At that time I was just starting out and just mounted it to a basic 2×4 stand I made up( 1st pic). About two months ago I was bored and was sitting at my workbench looking around and saw the pathetic router table. So w/pocket hole joinery and a little time, I came up w/this. 3/4in. oak ply w/oak face frame. Doors are oak rail and stile w/ 1/4in. oak ply panel. The center compartment is sealed w/foam tape w/a dust port in the back (I had to reinforce it w/an additional piece of 1/4in ply). It’s not perfect, but it is way better than my first table.

-- That tape was just here

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#1 posted 03-04-2012 06:55 PM

Very nice router table and a fancy cabinet.

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#2 posted 03-04-2012 07:05 PM

What a great table and with built in dust collection

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#3 posted 03-04-2012 07:08 PM

Very nice cabinet. I like the storage that it makes availible…. Good Work


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#4 posted 03-05-2012 02:21 AM

Looks great!

I’m drafting up my own design this week, I’ll be borrowing some ideas from yours.

-- It’s the knowledge in your head, skill in your hands and motivation to create in you heart that makes you a woodworker. - Mainiac Matt

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#5 posted 03-05-2012 05:28 AM

Great job, Jimmy. I also love your sliding router bit storage on the wall. I think I’m going to need to borrow that idea from you.

Keep up the good work!

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#6 posted 03-05-2012 01:51 PM

Looks perfect to me Jimmy! I need to make me one of these .

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#7 posted 03-05-2012 05:31 PM

in the words of mr Burns ” excellent ” I like the shop too

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#8 posted 03-07-2012 04:07 PM

Nice cabinet.

Glad you were able to solve your wife’s “dust” problem too.
Nice shop!

-- Christian, Husband, Grandpa, Salesman, amateur Woodworker.

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#9 posted 03-08-2012 04:59 AM

Nice router fourm!

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