|Project by FreezFurn||posted 09-26-2012 02:40 AM||2550 views||13 times favorited||12 comments|
I have always wanted I fancy router cabinet, but all of the plans I have seen on shows or on-line were just a little over the top. I got the main idea for mine off YouTube. The show I found is by a guy named Steve who tells teaches “Woodworking for Mere Mortals”. He made his cabinet out of pine and hard board while using Kreg pocket screws. I watched the video a few times and just modified the plan to suit my needs.
The drawers just pull out using wood slides. I had some pull handles from old furniture around the shop; ugly, yet functional and free, so I went with them. I used inexpensive luane plywood instead of the hard board since it was cheaper and looked pretty good. I got the table top, fence, and plate from Rockler when it was all on sale. My Craftsman router slides out for bit changes and I can even fine tune the height from above the table with an allen wrench. It is mounted on casters to make it mobile, but I also added a board on one side that swings down to lock the cabinet in place where you want it to stay. It took about a weekend to build and now I have plenty of drawer space for my router and table saw accessories.
-- Andy (Father, Math Teacher, Coach, and occasionally... Woodworker) "You must build this Tabernacle and its furnishings exactly according to the pattern I will show you." Exodus 25:9