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How to Build a Router Table that Looks Awesome

How to Build a Router Table that Looks Awesome

I almost always would rather be designing a beautiful piece of furniture, but sometimes you need to build shop furniture and fixtures to make life around the shop easier. So instead of building your everyday shop furniture out of plywood, I decided to build a Green and Green Furniture piece and put a router in it.

The main wood is made from Cherry accented with walnut.

If you want to build this table you can download plans here Router Table PDF Plans

This router table features some of the best dust collection from under the table as well as in the fence that I have ever used.  The fence it totally adjustable with T track installed to attach feather boards and stops.  The drawers are configured so they are modular allowing tooling of bits to grow and changed based on the needs of the shop.  It also has space to hold the zero clearance inserts for the router lift as well as collets, different size bearings, and guide bushings.

Specialty Products used in this build (Affiliate Links)

-Incra Router Lift –

-Incra Clean Sweep –

-Dust Right® Quick Connect 4” Elbow –

-Dust right Conversion port 4″ to 2 1/2″ –

T Track 1/4″ –

-T Track Combo 3/4″ and 1/4″ –

-Router Table Switch –

I’m the owner of Benham Design Concepts, a mixed media art studio where I design and build custom furniture and other works of art using wood, glass, stone, and various metals.
In this blog, I talk about the art I create, my journey, and the things I learn along the way.