Woodworker's Journal Free Plan: Router Table Cabinet
If the area inside the base of your router table is empty, you’re missing an opportunity for better storage. After all, there are accessories that go along with table routing — bits, wrenches, bit insert rings and featherboards, to name a few. You might also have a box joint jig, other boxed sets of specialized bits or guide collars, push pads and various odds and ends that could really use a drawer.
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While sizing up my Rockler Router Table recently, I set out to give that empty “real estate” under the tabletop more productive purpose. Made of 1/2″ and 3/4″ Baltic birch plywood, this organizer provides a catchall drawer, a place to stow necessary tools and two racks that can hold 70 router bits. A metal track in back offers a spot to hang featherboards when they’re not needed. The project’s design is modular, too: the base, drawer cabinet and two bit racks can slide into place without having to take the router table’s base apart.
VIDEO: Overview of Router Table Cabinet
Router Table Cabinet Materials
- Rockler Router Table Steel Stand (1)
- Centerline® 14" Full-extension Drawer Slides (1)
- Polished Chrome Hardware Pull (1)
- Rockler Router Bit Storage Inserts, 10-Pack
- Rockler 36'' Miter Track (1)
- Rockler 5/8"-dia. Carbide Forstner Bit (1)