a Ryobi router combo for 99! Got it together and it is a nice little setup. I'd recommend.
How are you liking the combo? I just got the same combo this year and so far have just used it on the table. Probably will keep it table mounted as I just got a little surprise last week of a plunge router.
My only problems with it have been that the fence could go further back, the miter slot isn't a standard 3/4" and that I am getting tired of taking out and putting those two little screws back in to cover the opening around the bit opening on the side of the router every time I change bits.
Outside of those things I really have liked it so far. I would have had the fence complaint on all of the router/table combos that were in my budget range at the time (super low). It has made me aware of a lot of things I want to do when I make my own table (already got everything but a plate, waiting for warm weather to route in the t-tracks since it is melamine and I don't want to route the mdf center inside) like a longer in and out feed, more room to back the fence away from the router and if I can, a little light under the table so I can see better if I am still doing under the table bit changes.
but there will be several lap joints where either 2x4 or 2x6 will cross. I decided on lap joints as these are clean looking, strong, and just have a pro look. So I'll be using the router to cut these 1/2 depth cuts 4" or 6" wide.
As for making your lap joints I always found using a table saw or circular saw worked good for doing that on larger pieces of wood. Make a mark how far you want the cut to go, set the blade depth to the correct height then run it across the table saw blade several times moving it over a bit each time. Or the same with the circular saw. Then when you have lots of thin little pieces use a chisel (or even a hammer) to knock off the pieces. If it is a bit rough because of the cuts or pieces didn't break off even use a sanding drum on the dremel to clean it up.
Should also be able to set up the router with a temporary guide system and do basically the same thing, only instead of making multiple cuts make multiple passes across the board with a router, adjusting the depth each time you have routed off the area. There is probably a jig to do this, I just can't think of the proper name
A harder way to do it (at least to me, plus it seems more dangerous because of the length of the boards) is to treat it almost like cutting a tenon, only you are only cutting the one side of the board, not both. Would mean having the board pointing up in the air, which is why I don't like it with boards long enough to be making a bed, then set the tenon jig (which you need to make to do the cut) and do it that way. Since I don't have a tenon jig some one else would have to explain how to do it that way.