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Router Table

I decided to build a new router table made from 3/4″ birch and scrap walnut. I am using the New Yankee Workshop (RIP) design modified for my needs.

I start out by constructing the base carcass.

After a dry mock up to ensure that everything is legit, I glue it up and move on to face-frames and drawer fronts.

Next up comes the top. I am using a woodpecker router plate and incra t-tracks. The top is constructed form a lamination of 3/4″ baltic birch, 1/2″ MDF and white plastic laminate.  I wrapped in in walnut and added .250″ 2×2″ steel angle for support and rigidity.

Next up is the router fence and final assembly. I am building the fence from 3/4″ MDF, nothing fancy just straight square and functional.

The base gets a few coats of HVLP applied catalyzed lacquer. The drawer glides are Accuride side mount 100lb. glides. boxes are 1/2″ pre-finished baltic birch and the hardware is from a local hardware outfit (Clydes of Tucson). This router table was inexpensive to build and much more stout than the competition.

Next up is a wide plank big leaf pacific maple desk top, cherry and alder Biedermeier glass front book case and a queen bed with matching night stands and mule chest armoire. Stay tuned for some shots of the big leaf desk top.

Thanks for looking

-Sam

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