If you’re having trouble cutting grooves or bevels in your furniture, whether for bookshelves or other projects, then it may be time to start building your own router table. Router tables make the use of a router much easier than freehand routing. They accomplish this by making the router base stationary.
In this article, we have put together 24 DIY router table projects that you can make for your workshop. Go through our list and make your pick on your preferred DIY router table.
1. DIY Router Table Under $20
This is the perfect guide for people who are looking at building a router table for cheaps. The building process might take a while to complete but would be totally worth it. This is a small router table that’ll cost about $20 to build.
2. DIY Router Table Build
Here’s an amazing router table that significantly increases dust collection efficiency. It also features an adjustable fence that works great. Check out the video tutorial for more details on how to make this DIY router table for yourself.
3. DIY Benchtop Router Table
For this project, you are going to need some scrap pieces of plywood. This router table has a height of 16” and a width of 16”. You’ll need a circular saw or table saw for cutting the plywood into the desired sizes. Check out the video for full instructions on how to make this DIY benchtop router table.
4. DIY Simple Router Table
Other projects seem too difficult? Check this out, here the instructor shows a simple method of building a router table. This tutorial is ideal for people who want to make a router table from an existing shelf at home. The making process might seem difficult but it really is quite simple to make.
5. Router Table DIY
Check out this 15 step article that shows you how to make a router table using MDF and a chalkboard and a bunch of other things. The making process starts with building the surface then the base and fence. There are a couple of other things to do which you can find in the link below.
6. How To Make A Router Table
For this router table, you will need plywood, wire nut, staples, washers, a tape measure, drill, and some more tools and materials. The steps are pretty much easy to follow. This is a portable router table that can be taken almost anywhere.
7. DIY Router Table And Fence
This tutorial is for those looking at building a router table and fence. The making process starts with gathering the tools and materials which include plywood, screws, dust collection port, weld bond glue, jigsaw, T-square, brad nailer, and more. Then you’ll need to do some cutting and installing.
8. Router Table Cabinet DIY
So, let’s say you have an extra cabinet in your home, you could use it as your router table. The best part about using a cabinet is that it has drawers that can be used to store other things you’ll be needing for your woodworking project. This tutorial will show you how to build a router table cabinet from scratch.
9. DIY Router Table Plans
Here’s another fun project I was able to find. My favorite things about this table are the on/off switch and cords. This router table has it all, storage for the expensive router bits and even more storage down below. Check out the link below for full plans on how to build this.
10. Router Table Plan DIY
For PDF lovers, here’s one you can save and use when you are ready. It contains everything you need to know to build this router table. The construction details are very precise, you shouldn’t have a hard time building this after following the instructions in the PDF.
11. How To Build A Router Table
Do you like what you see? Well, here are some tools used; A pocket hole jig, circular saw, clamps, drill, and an orbital sander. The table not including the top is 36 inches high, 18 inches deep, and 24 inches wide. Check out the link below for full details on how this DIY router table was made.
12. How To Build A Simple Router Table
This router table has an aluminum router plate and a pivoting fence with dust collection. It only takes about an hour or two to build with all the tools and materials handy. I would recommend this for folks who are looking for a small simple DIY router table.
13. DIY Router Table
How would you like a sleek design for your router table? Check out this DIY tutorial, it shows you how to build a clean and sleek table with lots of drawers for storage. The making process is pretty much basic and easy to follow.
14. How To Make A Small Router Table
Do you have a small workshop? Here’s the perfect router table to build for it. This router table is small and would fit in without taking so much space in your workshop. The table consists of three parts, the top part, the second part which acts as a stiffener for the table, and the final part that basically holds the metal rods.
15. DIY Benchtop Router Table
The fun part of having a benchtop router table is that you can take it off or bring it back on whenever you want to. In this tutorial, the creator shows all the processes involved in making this DIY benchtop router table.
16. Easy Router Table Build
Here’s another amazing router table build you should check out. My favorite part has to be the storage drawers. The making process starts with building the top of the table and then the rest. This router table might take some time to build but it would be totally worth it in the end.
17. DIY Router Table For Table Saw
This is a special tutorial on how to build a router table for a table saw, the first step involves planning, cutting, and purchasing parts for the build. This router table has a fence that is easy to install during the build. I would highly recommend this project for people looking at making a quick router table for their workshop.
18. How To Build A Simple Router Table
This is for those who want to build a very simple table for their router. This is by far one of the easiest projects on this page. It is a benchtop router table that can be made for almost any router. The steps are very easy to follow. You will need some plywood, nails, and a couple of other tools.
19. Bench-Mounted Router Table DIY
This amazing DIY router table was made out of a 24"x48" piece of ¾' Melamine-coated particle board, with a ¾' backing of Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF). The first step involves laying out the mortise and then cutting it afterward. The rest of the steps can be seen in the full tutorial below.
20. DIY Easy Portable Router Table
This video tutorial has no audio description of the making process but professionals would be able to get the hang of it by simply watching the creator make this easy portable router table. It is called a portable router table because it is light and can be carried from place to place with ease. You should check it out.
21. DIY Router Table
Here’s another tutorial for those looking at building a benchtop router table. Just like the previous video, the creator doesn’t speak but carefully shows how to make an amazing benchtop router table. For this build, you will need a power tool or two, check out the video for full instructions.
22. How To Make A Mini Router Table
Meet the smallest on our list of DIY router tables. You will need plywood, glue, and a couple of other things. The building process starts with making a template which is actually very easy to do. The rest of the instructions can be found in the video tutorial.
23. DIY Cheap Router Table
This cheap router table was built using 2x4’s, plywood, and acrylic. This project starts off with cutting the desired size of plywood for the top of the table. The leg and support pieces are made from 2x4’s. The process is pretty much easy to follow. Be sure to have the right equipment for cutting.
24. How To Build A Router Table
The first step of this build starts with constructing the table, you will need plywood for this. After construction is complete, you will need to make space for where the router will go, this involves measuring and cutting holes based on the size of your router. The final step is installing the router to the table which is the most satisfying part. Check out the full tutorial below.
Routers are an incredibly useful tool for any woodworker, and router tables make the router even more useful by making it steady and easy to use. Thanks for stopping by, if this article has been helpful help us share it across your social media networks. Feel free to check out other amazing DIY guides.