Shop Made Router Table

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Project by RaggedKerf posted 07-09-2013 01:59 PM 2530 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s the shop made router table (wouldn’t that be fun for a shop made tool swap LOL) I whipped up. The base is made of 2×4s, the top made of plywood and MDF. I used toilet flange bolts to fit in my “t-tracks” (really just routed plywood under split MDF). The fence is made from a discarded bed support rail with an additional piece of 1×4. I made the bolt handles from oak scrap and a few t-nuts and dowels. Jeez, when I describe it like that it sounds pretty nasty.

But she works!

For details and LOTS of pictures, here’s my blog links:

For the table construction: click here.

For the fence construction: click here.

I will be using this right away after testing it last week. It was a lot of fun to build and really complements my shop now! Glad I have it. I’m thinking of adding a container or box underneath, so it may get tweaked, but it is finished.

Thanks for looking!

-- Steve

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#1 posted 07-09-2013 02:48 PM

Nice rt… Love the use of the bed frame for your fence… Looks great, thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#2 posted 07-09-2013 03:13 PM

Thanks! Yeah the bedframe is the nicest looking part lol Some kind of really light wood that cane from Indonesia. It had a spalted look to it on the end that broke. I cut that off and used the nice end for the table.

-- Steve

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#3 posted 07-10-2013 10:55 AM

Nice router table…I hope it gets lots of use…well done.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#4 posted 07-10-2013 07:08 PM

Simple works fine too
well done

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#5 posted 07-11-2013 05:54 PM

Thanks guys for the comments!

LOL I just realized the sticker from the MDF is still on the table top. That screams CLASS right there…

-- Steve

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#6 posted 07-11-2013 07:16 PM

It looks like a good one and will serve you well.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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