Router Table (wrap-up)

It’s finally done…

When I first started this project, I thought I would be done in a month.  Now 6 months later, I don’t know where all the time went. I lost a week to a neck injury, but other than that I’ve worked on this project 10 to 15 hours every week. Either I work a lot slower than I think I do, or Norm has some magic tool to warp time.

All kidding aside, I’m really pleased with the results. I’ve gained additional storage space (always a plus in a small shop), and a valuable tool that I’m sure will be make many of my future projects much easier and pleasurable. And now it’s time for the obligatory final photos.

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Part of the Project


  • Matt
    August 11, 2013

    I love the looks of this and have been hoping to build one myself soon. I’d love to see more info/details on things like how you did your guide rails and locks. Great work.

    • August 11, 2013


      the guide rails are just t-tracks that set in a dado in the top. I made the dado using a template and a really short template bit. If you have anything specific you want to know about ask away, I’ll be happy to answer.

  • Hector
    November 13, 2014

    judging it by the pictures it looks like you gave your self more room on the front of the router to the front edge of the router plate; how much more room in “inches” had you gain?

    Norm’s plan shows 3/4+ 3 3/4 + 1 + 1 1/2= 7 total to the front edge of the router plate.

    Great job! you have a nice looking router cabinet.

    Thank you!

    • December 21, 2014

      Hector, I’m sorry I missed this.

      From the front of the top to the front of the plate is 10-13/16″


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