Router Table Base

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Project by SouthHollow posted 558 days ago 1844 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After letting it sit on sawhorses for the better part of a year, I finally had the chance to build a base for my router tabe. Nothing fancy, and credit to Sandra who’s 2x4 router table base inspired me to get off my keister and finally get this done.

The one change I made was to go with the adjustable feet instead of wheels so I can level the table. (My garage/shop floor isn’t even close to level, might have something to do with the crack you can see in that first photo.)

I’ve been lurking for a long time on the site, glad to finally be able to post a project. I got a couple more that I should be finishing over the next weekend or two, so hopefully there’ll be more to show soon.

-- Alex, Los Angeles

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#1 posted 558 days ago

great looking table and a good idea on the adjustable feet.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 558 days ago

thank you whitebeast, (Though I think the credit really goes to Rockler for the table looking good.) Those guys get WAY to much of my money)

-- Alex, Los Angeles

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The Box Whisperer

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#3 posted 558 days ago

Your benches remind me of mine, made from 2×4s. I also can relate, my shop floor is terrible. Nice idea on the leveling feet. Nice work and nice table.

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil

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#4 posted 557 days ago

Good job!! I have this on my short list.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#5 posted 557 days ago

I definitely like the adjustable feet. Nice table!
Love this site.

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

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#6 posted 557 days ago

Ditto on the adjustable height. Good thinking.

-- Chris, , FACEBOOK: , Proverbs 16:9

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66 posts in 1078 days

#7 posted 557 days ago

Jack – it really is an easy project, and thankfully inexpensive at just some 2×4s and screws. (Though the feet were a splurge, shims would have been cheaper, just not as handy)

Sandra – Thank you, the more time I’m spending on LJ, the more I’m discovering here. So many projects and techniques I want to try.

Chris – thank you.

-- Alex, Los Angeles

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#8 posted 557 days ago

Looks like a good sturdy table,router table bases don’t have to look like furniture to be functional and long lasting.

-- Custom furniture

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66 posts in 1078 days

#9 posted 557 days ago

Thank you Jim.

That’s my hope. And I figure that since I didn’t glue it, I can always just unscrew it and rebuild if necessary, or repurpose the wood for another project if/when I want to build a fancier table.

-- Alex, Los Angeles

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#10 posted 557 days ago

Your base is a classic base for lots of shop tools. Nie work, man!

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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#11 posted 553 days ago

Lumberjock should have a thumbs up button

-- Derec

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