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I'm building a router table and have come to the table top and fence.. Wondering what I should build it out of. It will be stored in my garage which is only heated when I'm out there. I live in the northeast.
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Just wondering, if I use melamine, isn't that prone to swelling too? Baring cast iron, what do you think the best top would be and how thick should I make itI.
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I own two Incra router tables and they are 1-1/4" Melamine over MDF core. All faces and edges are covered with Melamine. I think MDF is more dimensionally stable than plywood (even Baltic birch). Flatness is more important than strength for a router table. Screw holding capability should not be an issue with a router table.
 

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I own two Incra router tables and they are 1-1/4" Melamine over MDF core. All faces and edges are covered with Melamine. I think MDF is more dimensionally stable than plywood (even Baltic birch). Flatness is more important than strength for a router table. Screw holding capability should not be an issue with a router table.
i built a router table top with 2 layers of 3/4 mdf. I intended to glue laminate on top but it never happened. Should i be coating the mdf with something?
 

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I own two Incra router tables and they are 1-1/4" Melamine over MDF core. All faces and edges are covered with Melamine. I think MDF is more dimensionally stable than plywood (even Baltic birch). Flatness is more important than strength for a router table. Screw holding capability should not be an issue with a router table.
Just wondering about the weight of the Freud 3000 I was going to mount to it. It/s a pretty heavy router.
 
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