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I want to get my router table done and I am getting a little impatient. The top is done but the base is not.

I am tempted to use a Rockler leg set as shown. That would get me up and going then I could add drawers, doors, etc. to the Rockler leg set.

Any thoughts?

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Hi KR

Go for it, you can use the metal frame for a great base frame for your cabinet or
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so many like to do it the hard way, it's hard to use the router without a stand for it and it's only about 100.oo, 30 mins. of your time in the shop and you have it done, you can always use the stand for other tools down the road, with the price of lumber now days it almost the same price as the metal stand..


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I want to get my router table done and I am getting a little impatient. The top is done but the base is not.

I am tempted to use a Rockler leg set as shown. That would get me up and going then I could add drawers, doors, etc. to the Rockler leg set.

Any thoughts?

Thanks

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Or if you have some timber lying around just make some legs. I used some 3x2 for the legs and some ply for a shelf.

Your router is then ready to use and you could make what ever you want, cabinet, draws or doors for your router table.

Below is a photo of my very very rough temp set up, but it got me going so I could start my router cabinet.

Just another option, but I know exactly how you feel, when I want something done, I get very impatient.

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Thanks for the input. Can't get it done fast enough.

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Timber is a LOT cheaper than the Rockler legs. If it's temporary it doesn't have to be pretty. Save the money for a "proper" cabinet later on.
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Hey Kelly...

Those leg sets make great cabinets, roll around work surfaces and any number of things if you've a mind. I'd say go for it if you're that impatient to get going. I used the leg sets for my bandsaw and RAS to make rolling cabinets. You can always retro the leg set later..

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FWIW, Kelly, my router table top has resided atop an old (now discontinued) B&D WorkMate (large size) for years. Even the new top I built a few months ago uses the same (makeshift?) base.

Will I ever get around to building a "proper" cabinet? Maybe.

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It appears to me, but I don't know, that the Rockler set could be turned into a "Norm" type router cabinet but using plywood on it to make drawers, doors, etc.

Anyone tried this?

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Look for a scratch and dent cabinet at the box stores. Or, got a Habitat recycle store nearby?

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It appears to me, but I don't know, that the Rockler set could be turned into a "Norm" type router cabinet but using plywood on it to make drawers, doors, etc.

Anyone tried this?

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Adding an exterior "skin" to the Rockler (or similar) legs would be easy. The only downside is that you lose some horizontal space due to the angle corners.

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