Incra Offset Router Table

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Project by SWM posted 09-27-2010 04:25 AM 8991 views 21 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Many thanks to the other LJ’s that provided all the inspiration for this project.

This project represented a lot of first in my woodworking career.

Definately my first way too big, over the top router table cabinet.

1st time using Sketchup. I can say that it’s a great tool. Definately helped me think through all the cabinet jointery.

I knew that a cabinet this large would be extremely heavy. The cabinet carcas is supported by two 2×4 torsion boxes at the top and bottom. The top box also has two pieces of 1/4 by 2” angle iron recessed into the structure for extra support.

I am extremely pleased with the finished product. I finally have all of my router equipment/accessories in one location. Now if I can just find somewhere to put the cabinet!

You can follow the whole project from design to finished product at my project blog:

As always, questions, comments, critiques are welcomed.

Here’s the details and a few more pics:

•Dimensions: Cabinet – 48” wide x 29” deep x36” tall, Woodpeckers Top – 32” x 53”
•Fence: Incra Wonderfence from TSLS with Incra 32” LS Positioner
•Router Plate: Pinnacle (woodpecker’s) PRL-V2 lift
•Router: Porter Cable 7518
•Cabinet Construction: 3/4” MDF, torsion box supports, Douglas Fir face frame.
•Drawers: Five drawers with full-extension slides

-- Working on a retirement hobby, only 30 more years to practice!

9 comments so far

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#1 posted 09-27-2010 04:39 AM

Checked out your blog on this, great job and well planned. May have to steal these, hope you don’t mind. The toggles they lift the unit off of two of the casters?

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#2 posted 09-27-2010 04:48 AM

Yes. Looking at the cabinet from the side with drawers. The casters on the left are 1/2” lower (used an extra piece of plywood for a shim). These casters can be locked, but I haven’t had a need to yet.

The casters on the right side do not lock and ride 1/2” higher than their counterparts on the left. Thus the cabinet is not level when mobile. The toggles are set such that they raise the entire right side up 1/2” when engaged to the floor. This brings everything to level and stabilizes the entire structure.

To be honest I borrowed the idea from a rolling cart plan from benchmark designs.

I used a similiar setup for a mobile table saw cart.

-- Working on a retirement hobby, only 30 more years to practice!

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#3 posted 09-27-2010 05:06 AM

Thanks for the info. I also would like a mobile base for my TS, I like that design. Enjoy that router table.

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#4 posted 09-27-2010 02:01 PM

No such thing as cabinet TOO heavy. Last thing you want is a flimsy, wobbly, tippy cabinet when you are routering !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#5 posted 09-27-2010 02:09 PM

Oh, my, I want one of those.
Nice. And congrats on the build.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 09-27-2010 02:39 PM

There will be times that you’re glad you made it that big, especially if the Incra jig is easily removable for a flat top. Like a tablesaw, I don’t think a router table can be too big or heavy. Nice piece.

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#7 posted 10-05-2010 10:56 AM

At Last! After weeks of searching for the perfect Router Table I have found it. Been looking for something that would allow me to use my Incra Jig with a “Ultimate Router Table” type design. Nice nice table, great job!

-- I wouldn't be so arrogant if you weren't such a moron!

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#8 posted 10-05-2010 11:12 AM

That is a nice, heavy duty, piece of equipment that you have built and it will give you many years of service. It also helps to organize your shop which is another obvious benefit. Congratulations on a job well done.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#9 posted 07-02-2014 11:51 PM

Just kinda cruising through here for idea for my table and finally found time to build one. I really like the look of your table, and the hardware is obviously some of the best.

You do good work. Keep it up and thanks for sharing.

-- Brad, Texas,

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