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Project by Sandra posted 09-26-2012 01:59 AM 2261 views 10 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thanks to all the suggestions on LJ, I made quick work of this base this morning. Nothing fancy, but it’s square, level, sturdy and exactly what I had in mind.

I had purchased a second hand router table a few weeks ago, but after trying to put casters on it, realized the base was too flimsy.
So I removed the table top and built this base out of 2×4s.

I cut the legs to 33”. With the table top and casters, the height is a bit higher than standard 36”, but it’s perfect for my height. Each of the casters are locking but I was more concerned about being able to easily move the table.

I attached the table top to the base with some brackets I had leftover from my 2×4 shelves.

The only purchase I had to make was 4 8ft 2×4 studs. The shelf on the bottom was made with the remnants of a piece of garbage shelving unit I wasted money on before I started spending time in the garage.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.





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DocSavage45

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#1 posted 09-26-2012 02:28 AM

2 BOSCH DRILLS? lol! LOOKS LIKE IT WILL DO THE JOB.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Sandra

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#2 posted 09-26-2012 02:32 AM

Ah yes, I do have a tool problem. The Bosch drill and impact driver came as a set though. That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it. While making my first chair I realized that it was easier to leave the drill bit in one of the drills, and the screwdriver bit in the other.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#3 posted 09-26-2012 02:47 AM

LOL! :-) What about the shed?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 09-26-2012 03:56 AM

Looks like you’re doing some pretty good things for yourself. Keep it up.

Welcome to LJ’s

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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DIYaholic

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#5 posted 09-26-2012 09:48 PM

Nicely done.
It wood take me a week & a day to complete a stand/base like that. Actually NOT like that at all, it would be wobbly, unlevel & immobile!!!

BTW: Welcome to LJs, a great place to nurture your Wood Working insanity!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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JJohnston

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#6 posted 09-27-2012 12:05 AM

I’m with Randy. The 2 things I’m most short of are motivation and decisiveness, so I’m always amazed to see somebody go from “I’m thinking of building a (blank)” to “Here’s the (blank) I built”.

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#7 posted 09-27-2012 01:17 AM

Thanks guys. We’re having our basement renovated at the moment, so I’ve been hiding out in the garage. Working on a lumber rack tomorrow…

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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SouthHollow

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#8 posted 01-12-2013 12:26 AM

Thanks for posting this. It finally got me back in the garage to get my own router table properly outfitted with a base. It was great to be reminded that the solutions can sometimes be as simple as a couple 2×4s and some screws.

-- Alex, Los Angeles

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Sandra

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#9 posted 01-12-2013 03:42 PM

Thanks Alex,
This is what I needed today to get off my keester as well.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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