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Default New table top - does this make sense?

Hello all,

I am in the beginning stages of building a heavier duty table top than the one I currently have.

Here is my idea:



A - Is a 3/4" x 24" x 36" piece of MDF

C - Is a cutout slightly larger than the circumfrence of the router to allow it to drop through the table.

D - Is a piece of laminate the same size as the cutout in B for the Bench Dog ProPlate.

B - Is a 1/4" x 24" x 36" piece of laminated MDF that I will secure on top of A somehow.

E - Is the cutout the ProPlate will fit into.

The plate will be completely supported by the 3/4" MDF.

My thought is that a cutout in the 3/4" MDF that is smaller than what the size of a plate cutout would be will help maintain the strength of the board.

The added small piece of laminate on A will raise the plate the to match level of the laminated 1/4" MDF. Also, it will provide a solid surface for the leveling screws if they are needed.

What do you think?

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Seems like a lot of work for very little, a plate only needs supporting around the edges, so you just rebate the edges to the exact deppth of the plate and to the exact dimensions, the remove the centre and drop router and plate in.



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Hello Derek,

Thanks for the input.

I missed putting a little background in my first post.

I have a 3 1/4 HP router on order and my current table is a store bought made of particle board.

Am I being overly concerned about table sag with a much bigger router than I currently have?

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Frankly, I doubt it will sag.



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