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The Ultimate Router Table

author-gravatar Sean Aug 02, 2019

In today's build video I’m going to show you how to build the ultimate router table. It features plenty of storage with 2 deep drawers, a couple of slide-out trays with space under them for more of your router gear. The cast iron top is a beast and the router lift with its two-speed lift mechanism is going to dial in your cuts perfectly and the fence has the features to keep your shop clean and router cutting straight.

To make this cabinet I used one full sheet of 3/4” cherry plywood, a small portion of 3/4” baltic birch for the drawer boxes and a small portion of 1/4” baltic birch for the drawer bottoms. But 90% of the build will be the one full sheet of cherry ply. The cast iron top, pro router lift, and pro fence were provided to me by Rockler Woodworking.

Products Used: (Affiliate links below help support this channel)

Rockler pro lift https://amzn.to/2YC6ZBu (make sure your lift fits your router table!)
Rockler pro fence https://amzn.to/338xPEY
Rockler cast iron top http://bit.ly/319MVbp
Rockler right angle clamps https://amzn.to/2Yg7sho
Rockler hinge location jig it https://www.rockler.com/jig-it-hinge-plate-template-a
Right angle clamp accessories https://amzn.to/2YEMZyj
Casters https://amzn.to/2Ki88ZX
Armor Tool pocket hole jig https://amzn.to/2Kb59n3
Pocket hole screws for 3/4 plywood https://amzn.to/2Yjp10g
Fastcap flush-cut trimmers https://amzn.to/2yyzw0a
edge trimmer https://amzn.to/31eGOmm (not the best solution as I do often get tear out)
ink roller or the fast cap roller https://amzn.to/2YlrIhU
edge banding https://amzn.to/3374ZEM
Makita track saw https://amzn.to/2YI72Mo
Festool sander https://amzn.to/338x6mW
Bosch drill https://amzn.to/2ZtswNW
Countersink bit https://amzn.to/2yxT2dk (expensive but so worth it!)

Drawer slides https://amzn.to/2YAo1Qn (These aren't the exact ones I used, but very similar and should work just fine)
Middle Door Hinges https://www.woodworkerexpress.com/blum-110deg-clip-top-hinge-half-overlay-screw-on.html
Zero Protrusion Hinges: https://www.cshardware.com/b-71t7550.html
Hinge Mounting Plate https://www.woodworkerexpress.com/blum-0mm-cam-adj-wing-wood-screw-plate.html (works for both hinge types)
Plexiglass https://amzn.to/2yv4Qgf
Stainpad https://amzn.to/2Ynnczm
Wipe on poly satin https://amzn.to/335qjKV
Grommet https://amzn.to/2YjpqQk
Flange DC Part https://amzn.to/2Yg7HZQ
Y-Fitting DC Part https://amzn.to/2LVVnHK
2.5" Hose Clamp https://amzn.to/2Kih3KQ
2.5" Hose https://amzn.to/2ZqbYq5
Kreg hardware jig https://amzn.to/2YGs25P
Kreg Hinge Jig https://amzn.to/315MLlg
Kreg Face Clamp https://amzn.to/2KcSW1r
Shims https://amzn.to/2KepNmC

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Photo of The Ultimate Router Table
Photo of The Ultimate Router Table
Photo of The Ultimate Router Table
Photo of The Ultimate Router Table

1 comment

You mentioned a few sketchup plan. Is that still available? Excellent work! Thanks.

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