Patrick's Router Table
Patrick's Router Table
Build your own router table! Free plans from Ana-White.com
1 Sheet 3/4" plywood ripped into two 19" x 8 foot long strips
(remaining scrap can be ripped into 5 1/2" wide strip and used to replace some of the 1x6 boards - if you do this, may I suggest altering to 18" widths so you can get two 5 1/2" strips out of scrap plywood? You'll still need to buy a 1x6)
OR 3 - 1x6 @ 8 feet long (plan assumes your 1x6 are 5 1/2" wide)
1 - 1x3 @ 8 feet long
2 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long
1 - 1x8 @ 6 feet long (plan assumes your 1x8s are 7 1/4" wide)
Recommended joinery is 1 1/4" PH screws and 1 1/4" finish nails
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
3 - 3/4" plywood 19" x 26 1/2"
2 - 3/4" plywood 19" x 8 1/4"
2 - 3/4" plywood 19" x 28 1/2"
5 - 1x3 @ 19" (or width of your plywood)
2 - 1x2 @ 28 1/2"
4 - 1x2 @ 25"
2 - 1x2 @ 7 1/2"
2 - 1x6 @ 16"
2 - 1x6 @ 5"
1 - 1x6 @ 14 1/2"
2 - 1x8 @ 5 1/2" (drawer faces for both top drawers)
LARGE DRAWER (for 2)
4 - 1x6 @ 22 1/2"
4 - 1x6 @ 16"
2 - 1/4" plywood @ 24" x 16"
2 - 1x8 @ 24 3/4"
So the tricky part here is the little drawers. You'll need to do some prepwork to get the drawers in before building - because once built, there's no way you are going to get a drill in the tiny space to attach drawer slides. So do a test layout of the top center piece as shown here. You'll want to attach the 1x3 ...
Build your router bit box as shown above. The 14 1/2" piece is for drilling out holes for your router bit collection ....
Remembering that the project gets a face frame, install the drawer slides cabinet member on the project BEFORE construction. Test the drawer for fit before you glue anything.
Once you are happy with the drawer fit, you can add the sides and bottom.
And then these are for attaching drawer slides to later on.
Now build the face frame and attach to front of cabinet.
And then finish off small drawers with faces.
Build two large drawers. Check your overall widths - drawers should be made overall 1" less than the opening to allow for standard 1/2" clearance drawer slides. Check for square.
Install drawers 3/4" inset in cabinet to allow for drawer face.
Attach drawer face to drawers with even 1/8" gap on all sides.
And then add the caster wheels.
Cut out holes for router and attach router table top.
And I love how Patrick did this!