Routers are among the most versatile and simple to utilize tools in woodworking business. With the accessories that could be purchased for the router, the only thing keeping a craftsman back is his imagination. Below is the step-by-step guide on how to make a router table.
- Router >4 pieces 4 x 4-inch lumber 48-inches long (legs)
- 2 pieces 1 x 3-inch lumber 46-inches long
- 2 pieces 1 x 3-inch lumber 22-inches long
- 1 piece Medium density fiberboard (MDF) 24 x 48-inches (top)
- 1 piece hardwood 2 x 2 x 48-inches (fence)
- 3-inch drywall screws
- 1 ¼-inch drywall screws
- Variable Speed Drill
- Measuring tape
- Put a mark on the MDF mid-way down the 48-inches length, and 12-inches from the edge. Draw 3-inches circle around that mark.
- Drill a hole in that circle to make a starting point for jigsaw. Cut the circle with the jigsaw. Make a straight line in the circle of the bottom side of the top, one inch on the edge.
- Add a wood glue to a 1 x 3 inch lumber to its long edge, and be sure to secure the bottom side of the top. Be sure to line it with a 1-inch mark around the circle of the top. Do this process to the four pieces of 1 x 3 inches lumber has been completely installed.
- Add glue onto the end of the 4 x 4-inch legs that will secure to the bottom side of top. Put it in the corners made by 1 x 3 inch lumber. Male sure to secure the table’s leg through driving the1 ¼-inch drywall screws by 1 x 3 inch lumber, then to the leg. Do this step in the four legs of the table.
- Secure the bottom plate of router onto the bottom side of the table so the bits would go out through the hole. Turn up the table and see to it that the fence is secured with the use of 3-inch drywall screws.
Warnings and Suggestions:
- Do not forget to wear the safety glasses.
- Use the fence once the router bit requires it.
- Since the bit is exposed and can cause physical harm, always do the project with extreme caution.
- Never leave the router table unattended when the router is on.