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This is a dumb dumb question. I am making a base for an MDF router table top I got from Woodhaven. It is 24 x 32. How much overhang should there be around the edges? 2 inches? Asked another way, what should the size of the base be?

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This is a dumb dumb question. I am making a base for an MDF router table top I got from Woodhaven. It is 24 x 32. How much overhang should there be around the edges? 2 inches? Asked another way, what should the size of the base be?

Sorry but I have indecision.

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Hi Kelly - just finished putting one together that has a 24 x 30 top and the base ended up 22 x 16, roughly 4" overhang all the way around. Actually a bit more overhang on the front than the back.

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I think 4" on the sides would be good (for clamps and such). On the front, maybe a bit more, depending on whether the base has a "kick space" or is raised on casters.

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The mdf (1.25 inches) won't sag if you have that much overhang? That would be nice if it would not sag.

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I would suggest 2" of over hang all the way around, maybe a bit more on the back side if you have a big hose hanging out the back of the cabinet..but think about using a 90 deg.fitting for the vac.hose on the back side of the cabinet that will give you the over hang you will need for it...

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Bob do you think 3 inches overhang would cause any sagging? Room is at a premium and small foot print good.

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kind of a trivial issue probably.
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I don't think so unless you park your car on it

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I am cramped for space but I should be able to avoid a car parking situation.

Thanks for the help. Do you buy or built your router tables or both?

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Your Welcome ,,,Both

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