Just-Right Router Table
This not-so-big shop machine has everything you need to tackle all your routing tasks and looks great too!
In the past few years, the trend has followed the “bigger is better” line. Even with mobile bases, these continent-sized tools take up significant space in a small shop. My build-it-yourself approach has several payoffs. In the case of this router table it’s to nestle into a sweet spot for size. The 18" x 26" top is sized for the kind of projects you’re likely to encounter in Woodsmith. The Baltic birch plywood and plastic laminate that make up the top provide high performance. Down below, the cabinet is a triple threat. Enclosing the router dampens the sound. It also contains dust and chips. Finally, the case offers storage for all the things that go with routing: wrenches, insert rings, bits, bearings, set-up gauges ... the list goes on. Shop projects, whether commercially made or shop-built, feature a pragmatic, utilitarian design aesthetic (read boxy and boring). I want my workshop to exhibit the same creativity that I like to express in my other projects. The flared legs amp up the visual appeal without clogging the construction process.
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What You Get:
- 14 pages of step-by-step instructions
- Over 35 full-color photos and illustrations and exploded views
- Hardware sources and materials list
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The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.
All of the information that you need to build our plans can be found in the standard plan. However, if you want even more granular detail to make your job easier, you should consider our premium plans. These come with additional shop diagrams that we drew when creating the prototypes. Shop drawings are not available for every plan.