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DIY Router Tables From Scratch

When it comes to being a woodworker, no matter your experience level, most people picture themselves making furniture pieces or gifts for loved ones. The more we did it, however, the more we realized that we can actually use our skills for ourselves too, to benefit the very hobby we’re talking about! The beauty of being able to make things yourself is that you can also make things that make your workspace an even better place for you to use. That’s why, when we realized we were in need of a new router table, we decided to seek the Internet’s helping in making one ourselves rather than buying one from a store.

Just in case you love the idea of making your very own router table from scratch just as much as we did, if not more, here are 15 of the very best designs, structures, and tutorials that we came across in our search for info and guidance!

1. 6 step DIY router table

6 step diy router table

Even though you feel fully prepared to make a router table of your own, are you still a little bit closer to the beginner’s side of the spectrum in the grand scheme of how experienced woodworkers go? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Instructables made this simple, effective router table in just six step, which they’ve outlined for you carefully and clearly.

2. Homemade bench top router table

Homemade bench top router table

Perhaps you actually already have quite a large workbench in your space and, besides the spot where it’s sitting, you don’t really have a lot of room for a completely separate table like the designs you’ve seen so far? In that case, we think perhaps you’ll get along a little better with something like this bench top router table from Mitch Deitrich instead! They show you how to make one that sits on top of your regular workbench rather than taking up space of its own.

3. Simpler router table under $20

Simpler router table under $20

Are you actually really into the idea of a bench top router table but you’re a little more inexperienced and on a little more of a budget than what you saw above allows for? In that case, we think you’ll really enjoy the way Engineered Woodworking and DIY gives you instructions for making a more simply styled router table that only costs $20 to build!

4. Two-day built router table plans

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Are you kind of intrigued by the idea of a bench top router table but you’re not fully convinced because you can’t decide if its best for your space? Well, luckily for all of us, that’s not actually the only kind of router addition you can make for your workbench! Also consider this two-day plan outlined by Popular Woodworking that shows you how to build one like an extension on the end of the table you already have.