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I am almost finished with a router table I have been working on since last weekend. It is made primarily of 1/2" and 3/4" mdf sheet.

I laminated two pieces of 3/4" mdf for the top. I then jointed all the edges to clean them up. I routed out the hole for the woodpecker lift plate and then routed three slots, two for the fence t-track and one for the miter track.

The cabinet is mostly 1/2" mdf with a few pieces of 3/4" cabinet grade plywood for strength. I added two full width drawers to the bottom for storing stuff like the router base plate and all the extra jig-it hardware I bought. I also added two small bit drawers on either side of the router motor bay. I intend to add a couple more later, but I have things to do right now. I added a 4" dust port in the back of the cabinet out of 4" rain gutter pvc (not as thick as schedule 40 or 80) and a cut-in-half rubber coupler.

I then installed a Woodpecker 421A router lift plate with a Porter Cable 7518 moter mounted in it. I also got three Rockler featherboards and a couple rousseau ones as well as various clamps to go with it. I still have a few things I would like to do to it, but it is ready to use right now so I have stuff to do with it. Let me know what you guys think.

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Looks very good. Lots of good storage. Will you mount it on a mobile base, or is it going to be a permanent installation?
 

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Awesome! Love the router bit storage
 

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Great looking job! Lots of bit storage.
 

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Very nice table! I like the bit storage and the extra tall fence. Well thought out and executed.
 

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Look very nice and clever. I'm planig to build something similar. Thanks for sharing the desing.
 

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Very nice design-I like the drawers for the bits.
 
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