1.25" laminate for router table top

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Forum topic by bdresch posted 06-05-2014 11:21 PM 579 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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06-05-2014 11:21 PM

I’m planning to build a router table extension for my table top. I was originally going to laminate 2 pieces of 3/4 CDX together, glue laminate on top, and frame it in 3/4” maple to provide a means to attach it to my fence rails. Now I stopped at the Habitat for Humanity Restore shop and found a full 1.25” thick laminated table top from a cafeteria table for $1. Do you guys think that would be stable and stay flat with a router hanging under it or should I stick with my CDX idea?

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#1 posted 06-06-2014 12:51 AM

Brace it underneath with hardwood or plywood and it’ll stay flat.
Whatever you use for your table, brace it to keep it flat.

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