I made my router table out of a garage sale wheeled microwave cart. This cart has one drawer, and cabinet space on the bottom. A perfect starter platform.
I cut off the elevated microwave portion, removed the fiberboard top, reinforced the inside with 1 X 2 furing strips and replaced the top with 3/4" MDF. The MDF top is also hinged on the back, for easier router access.
At first, I just mounted the router to the bottom of the MDF, and bought a well used delta fence. This worked, mmm, ok for a while, but whenever I had a little extra money, I would upgrade the top. It now has a Rockler router plate, and a used freud fence that I bought off of ebay. Lastly, I mounted a dial guage behind the fence, and now have what I feel is the perfect router table for me. None of the parts for this project, broke the bank, and with a little patience, I think anyone could assemble a similar very accurate yet low cost table. Matt
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