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Hi, I'm a keen hobbyist that has been doing DIY for many years now. Decided to up my game and get some better tools so that I can build a kitchen. So far things are working out fine. I have a festool OF1010 router but now want to build a dedicated router table.


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Welcome...there are many ideas on router tables out there. I assume you need the table for doors?
Yes that's right - doors but also for interesting joints in carcasses and for mitred joints. I've seen a very interesting lift from the sauter shop that can be angled. Not sure if its a gimmick or genius.

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Welcome. Building your own table is a good idea. Consider making it of two layers of Baltic Birch ply, One 18mm, the other about 12mm. Cut both to the same size for gluing together later. Get a mounting plate for the router and draw its outline on the top, thinner layer and cut that out. Lay this top over the bottom layer and draw lines 12mm smaller on each of the four sides, then cut that out. This will give you a 12mm recess for our router plate. You can use screws up through the 18mm lip to adjust the height of the plate to be flush with the top of the 12mm layer.

Be careful to find VERY FLAT ply for each piece. You can get fancy and put a layer of laminate on top, or just use pure paste wax on it and polish it nicely. Here's a drawing of the edge of the recess.


You can use a VERY FLAT board for a fence, or make something fancy, such as this drawing. Just make sure the face is 90 to the table. I also find a nice tall fence is nice to have. Sorry the drawing is imperial, not metric.
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Welcome to the forum.
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Welcome to the forum Jimmy. I must say that the video is impressive and looking at their website it seems they have a fair number of accessories to accommodate your needs. Not sure about the conversion but it also seems very expensive but then it is in its own class. While you can build similar tilting router lifts or even build a router table that slants while the router is stationary, think PantoRouter for example, in the end it all boils down to what you feel you need/want and how much you want to do to accomplish the project. I had not heard of that lift and it is impressive from what I saw in the video.
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