|Project by nwbusa||posted 05-06-2013 at 01:09 PM||4787 views||39 times favorited||23 comments|
This is my second effort at a router table cabinet—I didn’t plan the first one very well, so the bottom half (with drawers) was donated to my table saw:
So anyway, the cabinet is built from 18mm (3/4”) Baltic birch plywood, edged in western maple. Drawers are made from 12mm (1/2”) BB, and faced with 4/4 roasted maple. I haven’t decided on a finish yet. Probably will go with a satin poly or something similar.
I also need to finish up the dust collection chute for the router compartment. But it’s functional as is.
The top is a cast iron Bench Dog table, 32” x 24” and that sucker is heavy, about 100 lbs. The cabinet is mounted on Lee Valley 4” swivel lock polyurethane casters, so moving it around the shop is easy. I made it to match the height of my bandsaw table, so I can use it for outfeed support if necessary.
This almost wraps up my shop furniture projects, so now I can move on to building more stuff for the house… which will make the wife happy. :)
-- John, BC, Canada