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Hi Fellow Woodworkers,

I'm a new registrant to router workshop. Looking for guidance in selection of table top router table that can be mounted on the SS-520 system. Humidity is a big factor in lower Alabama so I am leaning toward a phenolic table top. Any suggestions and/or pictures would be greatly appreciated. Jim
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Good Morning Jim! Sounds like Your right on the money! Welcome to the Router Forums! This is a great place to be. Welcome and enjoy the good text, and post. Be sure to go to the poster's page. Check the upload areas, and some of the people have some great ideas, and minds.

The table is made out of what I call partical board. Take two pieces of the 3/4 inch pieces the size for the table. Check that the pieces are flat. If they have a little bow, I glue the two pieces together that pulls each board straight. I put the the curved pieces so they touch each other in the middle, then clamp the two pieces together with glue in between. clamp the two pieces as to pull the edges together and clapm them straight. Then add a veneer on each side. The stuff that is added to cupboards, (sorry, My brain is sound assleep ) Also edge the sides and ends with it also. That will keep the structure away from moisture. It gives You a good 1 1/2 inch thick table. Formica is what I was trying to say. Hope this helps, Sorry for the bad thought and memory today, They are sleeping in!

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Greetings and welcome to the router forum. Thank you for joining us, and remember to have fun, build well and above all be safe.

You could also use MDF 3/4 thick sealing all exposed areas, the whole thing, with a good furniture past wax most use Johnson's Past wax. MDF tends to stay flat unless it gets wet then it just explodes to say the least. The one I have is what I had on hand but I'm not happy with it and will go the MDF route as soon as possible.

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