Building Benchtop Router Table

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Benchtop router table to use as a table or work surface can be a challenge, especially if the space is tight. Create a table with countertop laminate is a cheap, easy way to get a table surface that is the right size and shape for your workplace. Laminate is available in hundreds of colors, so you have no trouble finding a style that fits your interior. You can build your own table with countertop laminate following these steps. Cut two pieces of chipboard 2 inches larger than the intended size of your tabletop. Spread the carpenter’s glue on the surface of a piece with a morsel. Place the other half of the particle board on top of the glue and press down firmly.

Instructions

Drill holes 1/16 inches less than the diameter of your 11/4 inch wood screws along the outer edges of chipboards at 2-inch intervals. The holes should be placed 3 inches from the edges. Put 11/4-inch wooden screws and fill the screw heads with wood kittens. When the flap is dry, grind easily to prevent shock from appearing through the laminate. Cutting layers of wood router table were 1/2 inch smaller than the intended size of your tabletop. Sand the edges and wipe clean. Measure the laminate 1 inch larger than the size of your tabletop. Using a straight and a knife points the laminate. Make sure the laminate is well supported, as it can easily break. Snap the laminate at the slit lines.

Cover one side of the particle router and table combo with adhesive. Center a piece of laminate over particleboard and press hard. Use a router with a color trims a bit to trim the laminate even with the edge of particleboard. Cut 2-inch square hardwood to the desired height for the table legs. Turn chipboard over so the laminated side is facing downwards and drill holes in chipboard 1 cm from the corners. Drill through the ends of the legs and use 21/2-inch wooden screw to secure them. Kitty and true bosses for the wooden screws. Cover the exposed side of particleboard with adhesive. Set and trim the other half of the laminate. Cut and trim the 1/4 inch hardwood strips edge table. Use carpentry glue and finishing nails to join the edge strips to particleboard. The upper edge of the strips should be at even height with the top surface of the laminate. Color the edge strips and table legs as desired.

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