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I'm building a tablesaw extension from a found piece of 3/4" melamine (Ikea scrap $3). The extension is 27" deep by 28" wide. I've framed it with 3/4" x 4" poplar.

As I was building it - I realized I could mod it for use as a router table.

I'm wondering if I should be concerned if the melamine/particleboard will be strong enough to support the router plate/router. Would I be significantly better off laminating a chunk of plywood or MDF in the area where the route plate will be located?

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Hi Jim

It should be fine but I would suggest you put a square frame on the bottom side of the melamine with some plywood or MDF ,just like a picture frame so to speak,just for more support for the plate and the router..


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I'm building a tablesaw extension from a found piece of 3/4" melamine (Ikea scrap $3). The extension is 27" deep by 28" wide. I've framed it with 3/4" x 4" poplar.

As I was building it - I realized I could mod it for use as a router table.

I'm wondering if I should be concerned if the melamine/particleboard will be strong enough to support the router plate/router. Would I be significantly better off laminating a chunk of plywood or MDF in the area where the route plate will be located?

Thanks,

Jim



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Thanks Bob.

Should the support be right under the lip of the plate rebate or can it be a couple inches away?
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Hi Jim

Your welcome, I would suggest right under the opening for the support plate right at the edge opeing,,you know PB it likes to break off easy.. with just a little bit more support it should not ..I would make it 3" wide on the frame ,,glue in place without any screws to hold it in place, the new glue we have now days will do the job just fine..

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Should the support be right under the lip of the plate rebate or can it be a couple inches away?



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Re: glue - can I use TiteBond II - or should I use a different glue?

Wood wise, I've got some scrap 3/4" plywood I'm going to use. Thought I'd put a coat of shellac on it to reduce moisture absorption.
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Hi Jim

TiteBond II will work just fine and the plywood you have will work but if you have some Baltic Birch plywood use it..more layers the norm and it is stronger no voids the norm, you will see it from time to time ....

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Re: glue - can I use TiteBond II - or should I use a different glue?

Wood wise, I've got some scrap 3/4" plywood I'm going to use. Thought I'd put a coat of shellac on it to reduce moisture absorption.



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