Router table plans

These plans are based Dejan Kovac's router table, with some minor changes made.

Dejan used T-slots in the fence. These were made by resawing the MDF, cutting the slots, and then sandwiching them back together. This plan allows the fence panel to slide with slots in the back of the fence.

Dejan added panels above the drawers on the sides to prevent sawdust from getting thrown into the drawers. I changed this plan to have the enclosure around the router go all the way up to the table, so that chips can't be thrown into the drawers.

The drawers are drawn as just two types to simplify the plans.

Click any image to enlarge. There is also a printer optimized version.

More details on making drawers and drawer handles



It's best to know what type of router lift you will be using before you cut the hole. If you are going to build a wooden router lift then the hole only needs to be 12x12 cm.


Cut list

QtyDimensionsPart
Frame parts
45.0 x 5.0 x 86.0Frame posts
45.0 x 4.0 x 78.0Frame front & back horizontals
45.0 x 4.0 x 55.0Frame side horizontals
25.0 x 2.0 x 75.0Front & back middle horizontal
45.0 x 2.0 x 38.0Left and right of router box vertical
25.0 x 2.0 x 36.0Between botttom drawers vertical
Body panles
274.0 x 51.8 x 0.6 Side panels (plywood)
260.0 x 39.3 x 0.6 Router box side panels (plywood)
160.0 x 40.0 x 0.6 Router box bottom (plywood)
Large drawers
855.0 x 14.0 x 1.6 Large drawer sides
834.8 x 14.0 x 2.9 Large drawer front & backs
434.8 x 16.8 x 0.7 Large drawer fronts
434.8 x 57.0 x 0.6 Large drawer bottoms (plywood)
Small drawers
855.0 x 10.0 x 1.6 Small drawer sides
813.8 x 10.0 x 2.9 Small drawer front & backs
413.8 x 10.8 x 0.7 Small drawer fronts
413.8 x 57.0 x 0.6 Small drawer bottoms (plywood)
Table top
270.0 x 920 x 1.9 Top layer (plywood or MDF)
23.8 x 1.0 x 94.0 Top trim front (use hardwood)
23.8 x 1.0 x 72.0 Top trim side (use hardwood)
Fence
172.0 x 15.0 x 1.9 Fence back (plywood or MDF)
164.0 x 15.0 x 1.9 Fence base (plywood or MDF)
210.8 x 10.0 x 94.0Fence braces (plywood or MDF)
238.0 x 9.0 x 1.0 Fence face (use hardwood)
142.0 x 5.5 x 1.0 Fence top face (use hardwood)

You can also download the SketchUp model for this router table.

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