DIY Router Table: Base Cabinet

Link to Base Cabinet Plan: Router Table Build Plan | Etsy

When I first made my table saw workbench, I planned on putting a router plate on the far end. But as the time came, I realized that having the bench as it was worked well for my workflow. On top of that, I still needed more storage for my growing tool collection. So, I decided that a stand-alone router table would be the best option for me.

To start off with, I made the base cabinet. I wanted to get more room for tools, so I added some large drawers on the lower end of the cabinet and some smaller ones up top specifically for my router bits and tools needed for the router table. Of course, working in a small shop means I needed to keep it mobile, so some casters did the trick for that.

I went with regular flat panel drawer faces except in the top middle compartment. This is where the router will sit. I could have used some hinges, but I wanted to try something different, so I went with magnets. I used some small wood blocks on the door to help it sit right and keep the gaps between it and the other drawers even automatically. I ended up adding some extra ventilation in the back of the compartment to help with the dust collection system I was planning to add.

The base cabinet turned out great, and is ready for the top surface, fence, router lift and dust collection – which will be coming soon!

I have the build video on YouTube if you want to check it out:

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Freud 1/2" Top Bearing Flush Trim Bit with 1/4" Shank:

JessEm Rout-R-Lift II:

DEWALT Router, Fixed Base:

Freud 1/4" Solid Carbide Up Spiral Bit with 1/4" Shank:

Freud 1/4" Down Spiral Bit with 1/4" Shank:

DEWALT 10-Inch Table Saw (DWE7491RS):

Freud 8" Super Dado Stack:

Freud Diablo 10" 50 tooth ATB blade:

Dewalt Dado Throat plate:

DEWALT 20V MAX XR Cordless Router (DCW600B):

Dewalt 20V Max Cordless Drill/combo:

Dewalt Palm Sander, 1/4 sheet:

Kreg K4 Pocket hole jig:

24-piece router bit set for ¼ in shank:

Tape Measure:

Mechanical Pencil:

Wood Glue Dispenser:

Safety Ear Muffs:

Grr-Ripper 3D Push Block:

BOSCH Self-Centering Drill Bit:



110V Single Phase On/Off Switch:

2" casters:

5'' Cabinet Pulls Matte Black:

Gobrico 20-inch drawer soft close drawer slides:

Milescraft FeatherBoard:

Router Table Dust Port:

5 Star Knobs Kit, 1/4in-20 Threaded Knob, Bolt with Knob, Clamping Knob Jig Knobs T Track Knobs and Bolts 4-Pack:



2 1/2" Hose Clamps:

2-1/2-Inch to 2-1/4-Inch Reducer:

Y-Fitting, 2-1/2":

Universal Dust Port, 2 ½:

Router Bit Guard:

Black Desk Cable Wire Grommet (1.5 In):

Adjustable Cable Clips:

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