(Note: I built this router table before I learned how to use Sketchup.
Unfortunately I have no plans.)
This router table turned out to be a lot of work! I’ve been planning to make a router table for quite a while and it took me some time to figure out exactly what I wanted in a router table.
I wanted it to be sturdy, and have a reasonably large work surface. I think when I finish the top, it will probably be 34″ wide by about 26″ deep. I also wanted it higher than most tables. This one stands at 42″ high which makes if very comfortable for me.
I decided to make a full cabinet to hold accessories and bits, too. I think I’ll even include drill bits.
Finally, I wanted a router table that was relatively inexpensive to make, yet have some design style to it. The frame and panel construction is pretty easy and just required a bunch of 1x3s and some 1/4″ plywood.
Next week, I’ll work on the top and build a fence and runner system.