|Project by Praedo||posted 08-28-2013 06:45 AM||5122 views||13 times favorited||14 comments|
I am currently trying to build up a workshop capable of building some nice furniture. I had built a router table into my table saw’s side table, but it wasn’t very precise or convenient. I decided to build a Norm Abram table.
I found a 4×8 sheet of Formica at Lowe’s that had cracks in one edge, and I negotiated with the clerk who sold it to me for $20. I glued it to a double-thick MDF tabletop. The whole thing rides on 4” polyurethane wheels.
I followed the plans for the most part, but made a few adjustments.
I put some dual-track (miter slot and t-track in one) along the front of the table.
I also wanted to be able to get into the router compartment from above, so instead of permanently attaching the top, I put three big hinges on the back and made it a flip-top cabinet. I have a piece of scrap oak I keep in the compartment for the switch wires to keep it propped up when necessary.
I stained and finished the cabinet with polyurethane. The inside compartment is just painted.
With an Incra Master Lift and PC-7518 router, it’s a pretty beefy setup. I’m looking forward to using it.