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Can anyone tell me what type of joinery they use on the OP router table? That is going to be my next project.

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Well I just ordered the plans for the table from Oak Park. Really can't wait to start working on the table.
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Greg, the Oak Park table uses special plastic furniture connectors that are very difficult to find. You can get good results using dowels or pocket hole screws.
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Greg, the Oak Park table uses special plastic furniture connectors that are very difficult to find. You can get good results using dowels or pocket hole screws.
Thanks Mike. I have a Kreg pocket hole jig. I would like to try and learn how to do it with dado's but don't know if I have the know how yet.

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Greg,

I believe that Oak Park use those fittings for the cabinet so that they can 'flat pack" it and send to purchasers. The pieces then just snap together.

For permanent assembly, I would use pocket hole joinery.

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I believe that Oak Park use those fittings for the cabinet so that they can 'flat pack" it and send to purchasers. The pieces then just snap together.

For permanent assembly, I would use pocket hole joinery.
Thanks James.
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Actually the reason for those 10 mm connectors is so the table can be taken apart for easy transport in any vehicle. Never had mine apart, I just slide it in the back seat of my truck.

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Actually the reason for those 10 mm connectors is so the table can be taken apart for easy transport in any vehicle. Never had mine apart, I just slide it in the back seat of my truck.
I think Bobj3 told of a place to get them but I can't remember where I read it at. I will have to go through the million and one uploads that he has LOL.

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I will save you some time Greg. I was the one who mentioned that Oak Park had a very limited supply of connectors available. Unless you have to take your table apart on a regular basis pocket hole screws are an excellent solution.

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I will save you some time Greg. I was the one who mentioned that Oak Park had a very limited supply of connectors available. Unless you have to take your table apart on a regular basis pocket hole screws are an excellent solution.
Thanks Mike. I plan on not moving it.

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