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I am wanting to upgrade my bench top router to a nice free standing router with a larger table. The SN issue 100 plans look quite good for what I am wanting, but I think I would prefer a small drawer in the top of the two towers. Has anyone built this project and if so would you change it and how.

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There's many simple ways to build drawers so that isn't an issue. If your intentions are to use the drawers for bits, consider making them easy to slide out to place on the table or bench.

It's kind of hard not to have the "towers look" from the front with a cabinet style setup.

I would have to have a mobile base, if the plans don't already recommend it.

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Hello Shane
Welcome to the forum. Have you looked into mounting a hinged door on the side, You can make it about 3 in. wide, and you will have a lot of room for the accessories that go along with using it.

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The plans call for one mall door on each side and three larger drawers in the bottom of the cabinet. I am thinking of putting drawers in the sides. My reason being I won't have to dig back in the cabinets to find bit boxes or, knowing me loose bits, if I make smaller drawers on each side at the top that allow me to store 1/4" in one side and 1/2" in the other. I just wanted ideas from others that had built their own and what they liked about theirs and disliked. I would add a link here but I haven't reached 10 posts. Just do a search for ShopNotes issue 100 if you want to see pics of the router table I am looking to build. I do have a nice top and fence I will be building around, rather then following the exact plans, Just looking for tweaks to improve it if needed. Thanks again.
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Hi Shane

That should work out fine, but I would suggest you pick up the item below to store the loose bits in.
You should not let the bits roll around in the drawers..

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The plans call for one mall door on each side and three larger drawers in the bottom of the cabinet. I am thinking of putting drawers in the sides. My reason being I won't have to dig back in the cabinets to find bit boxes or, knowing me loose bits, if I make smaller drawers on each side at the top that allow me to store 1/4" in one side and 1/2" in the other. I just wanted ideas from others that had built their own and what they liked about theirs and disliked. I would add a link here but I haven't reached 10 posts. Just do a search for ShopNotes issue 100 if you want to see pics of the router table I am looking to build. I do have a nice top and fence I will be building around, rather then following the exact plans, Just looking for tweaks to improve it if needed. Thanks again.



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You can buy the foam or keep an eye out for the closed-cell foam that is used for packing. It cuts and drills just fine. I've picked up a couple of wine boxes with finger joionts and sliding tops for storing my router and shaper bits. Drill holes in a piece about 1" thick for the bottom and put a 1/2" thick piece on top. Workes great.

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