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Although I have tinkered with wood projects for a long time, I have finally decided to get a little more serious and replace my cheap Sears metal table and build my own router table.

Any suggestions on what inexpensive table top material to use, designs to use, etc. Just bought an expensive plate insert for my new Bosch router. Also need to minimize space impact in my garage.

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PS last time I tried this, I could not figure out if someone responded or not

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Your question might be better placed in the table-routing section, but . . .

You want your table to be stable and sag-free, along with having a very smooth surface. Many of the commercial tables use thick or laminated MDF with a Melamine surface. Personally, I like Phenolic plywood, but finding pieces wide enough for a one-piece top is a problem. (Woodcraft, for example, sells only 1/4 sheets, 24x48) You might also consider MDF or Baltic Birch ply, laminated to at least 1 1/2" with a Formica surface.

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Hi Ed, Welcome to the RouterForums . This is a response to your post.




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Although I have tinkered with wood projects for a long time, I have finally decided to get a little more serious and replace my cheap Sears metal table and build my own router table.

Any suggestions on what inexpensive table top material to use, designs to use, etc. Just bought an expensive plate insert for my new Bosch router. Also need to minimize space impact in my garage.

Thanks

Ed

PS last time I tried this, I could not figure out if someone responded or not

Thanks again
Greetings Ed and welcome to the forum. One thing to do is check out what others have done by going to their galleries. I was going to send you to some links, but my son, and he knows computers I don't, loaded a new operating system and I have yet to find things. At any rate sorry I cannot help more.

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