Build your own router table

Furniture & Lighting
Build your own router table

This project shows you how to build a compact DIY router table using a large piece of MDF at the top. Pretty nice construction set at the link below on building this structure to enable lots of potential future makes.

DIY Router Table

6 thoughts on “Build your own router table

  1. Anonymous says:


    Was absolute crap.


    Whoever greenlit that article, did you even read through it first? There’s so little effort gone into this it’s embarrassing.
    There must be a thousand or more examples of how to build a router table available through google. Most with cutting lists, proper dimensions, and quality workmanship. The article you present is one step above a grade 8 summer project from some kid who’s making due with scrap lumber he finds in his dads garage. Pull the article. Save face.

  2. Tim Courtland says:

    Give a guy a break. Give him credit at least for those dovetail joins on the top frame…

    Like he said he is a wanna-be woodsmith… DID YOU read the article…

    Agreed that it is not up to Make standards, but a good example of ingenuity and the use of scrap materials…


  3. gear head says:

    Dovetailed 2×4’s….nice

    It makes an adequate table but it’s not a very strong router table. You really should be looking 7/8 to 1″ MDF for the top to avoid deflection under the weight of the router. Or at least brace it with cross members….if you’re serious about the quality of your work that will make a difference. Take time to build a substantial fence too that have some form of small adjustment and for goodness sake set up a dust port or somewhere to stick a shop-vac hose. Dust and chips aren’t just potentially harmful, but an accumulation of it will affect movement of the workpiece. A clean set-up encourages good work habits and is a lot safer.

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