Router Table Cabinet

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Project by FreezFurn posted 09-26-2012 02:40 AM 2888 views 13 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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

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#1 posted 09-26-2012 03:03 AM

Nice job, looks good. I may just need to look into this video. I agree, “over the top” IS too much. Function is the important part & you got good looks too. Way to go!

-- 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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#2 posted 09-26-2012 03:09 AM

I have enjoyed many of the ”...Mere Mortals” videos. I mostly use them for the “sanity checks” of some of the things I am working on. He’s got a lot of ideas for the shop and that’s what I am really focused on right now. However, the members here at LJs have given me about a go-zillion more ideas. So many ideas, so little time.

-- "We'll preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we'll sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness." R. Reagan, "The Speech", 1964

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#3 posted 09-26-2012 04:27 AM

Very nice indeed – I am keen on giving that kind of construction a go, alas here in Oz the cost comparison between hardboard and ply is more-or-less reversed although hardboard itself is becoming scarcer and hence more expensive since they closed down the local manufacture of it (local to Oz that is).

May I ask what thickness ply you used for the panels? What did you use for the rails and stiles?

-- Make things as simple as possible, but no simpler.

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#4 posted 09-26-2012 04:46 AM

Is that third pic the “flip down” piece that stops it from rolling?

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#5 posted 09-26-2012 04:47 AM

Great looking router table. And it’s very functional. You will enjoy it for many years.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#6 posted 09-26-2012 07:59 AM

That is a Router Table

Neat & efficient.

I like


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#7 posted 09-26-2012 01:19 PM

Very nice RT, I like it.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#8 posted 09-26-2012 01:30 PM

Well done!! This is high on my to do list assembly table is first. Thanks for sharing and welcome to LJ’s.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#9 posted 09-26-2012 04:58 PM

Thanks everyone! Happy to be here. I have been meaning to post for about two years ;(

GCM – Thanks! The panels are about 1/4 inch thick and the rails and styles are whitewood (pine or maple) from HomeDepot.

Jaysonic – Yes, I left that end of the cabinet, flip it down with my foot, and it lifts the casters off the floor. The system works just fine for a router table.

-- 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

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#10 posted 09-26-2012 05:27 PM


Welcome to LumberJocks , a world of advise, opinions, and experiences, all shared without judgement.

That’s a very nice Router Cabinet/Work Station and I like the fold down stabilizers.

...btw, Steve (Stevinmarin) is a member here on LumberJocks and if you add him to your ‘Buddies’ list, you will recieve an e-mail each time he posts a new project/video, usually 1 every Saturday, each are worth checking out.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#11 posted 09-28-2012 12:12 AM

Wow, now THAT is a fancy router table! And some decent storage to boot. Seems like we can never have enough storage space. Well done!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#12 posted 02-05-2017 08:23 PM

This is a great router table. Nice work and a fine addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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