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Is any work shop truly complete without a dual router station?

I used to think so until I started making cabinet doors, windows and entry doors. Struggling with moving from one set up to the next I thought it would be best to have a dual router station. The router on the right you can set to cut the stiles and the one on the left you can set up for the rails and never have to mess around with the set up.

I like to keep my shop furniture cheap and simple but versatile. This station was built using nothing more than spruce 2×4s. ¾ shop birch ripped in into 2 ½ "strips for the top frame and covered in ¾ black melamine and wrapped with a poplar band. It houses 2 Freud routers and 2 Freud router plates. In hindsight I think I might close in the routers and install lifts on each one along with drawers and a dust / vacuum system.

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Nice setup. I considered building something along those lines a while back.

Just makes sense for door making.

Lee
 

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Makes sense to me. Beats changing bits.
 

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Thats going to work great for you, good job.
 

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I think I'll apply this when making doors. I can add another router table to the cabinet saw wing. I like the idea of one time set up!
 

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I am so jealous….sweet setup
 

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Nice work and I see you as well have 20/20 hindsight but now you know what the next steps will be to have total satisfaction. Downdraft cabinets are wonderful to have, these router can make quite the mess. Enjoy your dual station thanks for posting…BC
 

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very cool and it may be necessary if your a pro
 

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Koa,

"Is any work shop truly complete without a dual router station"?

Maybe not, now that I think about it. I'm in the process of setting up my Woodshop at our new home and I will have room for a larger Router Work Station and now will be rethinking stoarge for my other big router. It may as well "hang out" under the table.
 

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Great thinking!
I have 3 router tables so I can have the rail, stile, and panel bits all set-up at the same time. It does make things go a little faster. Especially if you make a mistake on something and need to remake a part.
 

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That is just a very nice setup.
I think every guy should have a dual router station.
Pb.
 

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Double your pleasure double your fun, You much hate changing router bits as much as I do.
 
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