My New Router Table...FREE (January 2013)

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Project by JSB posted 529 days ago 1598 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Treasures are hidden everywhere! This was a low profile media center that someone left behind. Because it is all particle board I thought it was a trash piece until I moved it. When I picked it up I noticed it was very solid. There was no play in the joinery and it was in great shape. Took it to the shop and noticed the top and bottom were darn near perfectly flat. The light bulb turned on in my head and now its a router table. It does have glass doors but I don’t see that being a problem. I explain it a bit more in the video.

-- Jay - or

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#1 posted 529 days ago

Good idea repurposing a cast off particle board excuse for furniture!

-- Fine Custom Woodwork since 1978

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#2 posted 529 days ago

Very creative.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 529 days ago

Excellent! Functional and FREE… what more could you ask for?

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#4 posted 529 days ago

One mans trash is another mans treasure, good find and nice repurpose.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#5 posted 529 days ago


...just love the look of your 22nd Century Router Table, ...beam me up Scotty. :-)

Best Regards and a ‘Wink and a Nod’ from Mother Nature for repurposing that Cabinet.

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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#6 posted 529 days ago

Free stuff always is better. Good thinking on this project. Hope it serves you well.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#7 posted 529 days ago

Another great save.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#8 posted 529 days ago

Nice project….good job

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#9 posted 529 days ago

Excellent job!!!

-- Dimitrios Afidnes Greece

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#11 posted 527 days ago

Great find! I used an old entertainment center as a router table for a couple years. Mine didn’t look as nice and I don’t think it was flat as it was when I started. Watching for bowing of the top.

-- David

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#12 posted 527 days ago

great recycle!

ironically I just have one of those myself (relocated equipment to another cabinet) and am not sure what to do with it :)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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