Router Table Base

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Project by SouthHollow posted 01-11-2013 10:12 PM 7150 views 7 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After letting it sit on sawhorses for the better part of a year, I finally had the chance to build a base for my router tabe. Nothing fancy, and credit to Sandra who’s 2x4 router table base inspired me to get off my keister and finally get this done.

The one change I made was to go with the adjustable feet instead of wheels so I can level the table. (My garage/shop floor isn’t even close to level, might have something to do with the crack you can see in that first photo.)

I’ve been lurking for a long time on the site, glad to finally be able to post a project. I got a couple more that I should be finishing over the next weekend or two, so hopefully there’ll be more to show soon.

-- Alex, Los Angeles

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#1 posted 01-12-2013 12:36 AM

great looking table and a good idea on the adjustable feet.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 01-12-2013 12:44 AM

thank you whitebeast, (Though I think the credit really goes to Rockler for the table looking good.) Those guys get WAY to much of my money)

-- Alex, Los Angeles

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The Box Whisperer

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#3 posted 01-12-2013 01:14 AM

Your benches remind me of mine, made from 2×4s. I also can relate, my shop floor is terrible. Nice idea on the leveling feet. Nice work and nice table.

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil

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#4 posted 01-12-2013 01:17 PM

Good job!! I have this on my short list.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#5 posted 01-12-2013 03:41 PM

I definitely like the adjustable feet. Nice table!
Love this site.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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Chris McDowell

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#6 posted 01-12-2013 05:34 PM

Ditto on the adjustable height. Good thinking.

-- Chris, , FACEBOOK: , Proverbs 16:9

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#7 posted 01-12-2013 05:50 PM

Jack – it really is an easy project, and thankfully inexpensive at just some 2×4s and screws. (Though the feet were a splurge, shims would have been cheaper, just not as handy)

Sandra – Thank you, the more time I’m spending on LJ, the more I’m discovering here. So many projects and techniques I want to try.

Chris – thank you.

-- Alex, Los Angeles

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#8 posted 01-12-2013 05:55 PM

Looks like a good sturdy table,router table bases don’t have to look like furniture to be functional and long lasting.

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#9 posted 01-12-2013 06:01 PM

Thank you Jim.

That’s my hope. And I figure that since I didn’t glue it, I can always just unscrew it and rebuild if necessary, or repurpose the wood for another project if/when I want to build a fancier table.

-- Alex, Los Angeles

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#10 posted 01-12-2013 07:43 PM

Your base is a classic base for lots of shop tools. Nie work, man!

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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#11 posted 01-17-2013 12:59 AM

Lumberjock should have a thumbs up button

-- Derec

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#12 posted 03-13-2017 09:13 AM

That’s a nice base. It’s a big improvement to sawhorses and it will be a nice addition to your shop. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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