Shop built router table

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Project by Budasac posted 01-20-2014 05:18 PM 4790 views 19 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Everyone needs a router table! Here’s mine.

I have a small shop with limited space so I built workbenches that are suspended from the wall with no legs and made the router table so it would slide right under the bench and out of the way when not in use.

The cabinate is made of 3/4” hardwood ply with a poplar face and pine drawers and doors. (All scrap from other projects.) The top is two 3/4” MDF peices glued together, wrapped with Oak and finished on top and bottom with Formica. I’m using a Freud micro adjustable fence setup. The router is a Bosch 1617. I added a rope light to illuminate the router so I can see what’s going on inside and make adjusments. I don’t have a dust collection system so I just added an outlet on the back to plug my shop vac into so it turns on with the router.

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#1 posted 01-20-2014 05:35 PM

She’s a real Beaut, Budasac.
I like the design and the way it fits under the table.

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#2 posted 01-20-2014 05:51 PM

A great router table well built and thought out. I like how you adjusted the size to fit your needs.
I am in the process of building a very similar router table, designed by Norn Abrams with a few modifications to better fit my needs.
BTW welcome to LJ’s, I’m looking forward to your next project.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#3 posted 01-20-2014 06:51 PM

That’s a great router table and will be a wonderful addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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Matt (MWA Woodworks)

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#4 posted 01-20-2014 06:53 PM

did you build from a plan? If so, can you provide a link?

Looks very sweet!

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#5 posted 01-20-2014 07:39 PM

Nice cabinet and a good under the table storage solution. Are you using any type of dust port for the inside where the router is located?

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Glen Peterson

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#6 posted 01-20-2014 08:19 PM

Very nice work and a clever use of space.

-- Glen

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#7 posted 01-20-2014 08:55 PM

Thank you for the kind comments guys.

Matt – Sorry, no plans. I just looked around at a few different set-ups that were commercially available for ideas and built this to fit my needs.

Greg – No dust port inside. I was planning on adding one but it’s not too bad. Just have to sweep it out once in a while.

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#8 posted 01-21-2014 10:45 AM

Oh, what a great router table! I’m sure it will be pleasure everytime you use it and for a very long time.
Thank you for sharing.

-- *** the german lumberjock ***

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#9 posted 01-22-2014 01:19 AM

I made my router table quit a few years ago and I was in a hurry. You guessed it I need an upgrade and this is just what I had in mind. very nice. One of the most used tools in my shop.

-- Denis in Grande Prairie. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mistery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.....Pink !

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#10 posted 01-22-2014 03:38 AM

Very nice, clever, and practical! This is on the “to build” list for sure!

-- I make sawdust. I think thats a fair assessment of my finished products!

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