45 Free DIY Router Table Plans You Can Build Yourself

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A router table can turn your router into an amazing tool with increased capabilities. It's a must-have if you want an easy time and more precision in your work.

You know how expensive router tables can be, don't you? It's time you switch to DIY router tables that perform just as much as the store-bought router tables.

But do you know how to build a router table? Well, building your own router tables isn't that difficult provided you have the right router table plans.

Below is a roundup of some of the best router table plans to consider.

After you've chosen free router table plan, be sure to check out my other free woodworking plans so you can build your own workbench, dado router jig, saw buck, miter saw stand, lathe stand, or picnic table and many more.

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1. Patrick's DIY Router Table Plans

 Patrick's DIY Router Table Plans

Patrick has this idea of a router cabinet table designed to be used with standard routers. In most of his construction, he uses plywood to keep the weight at a minimum.

The cabinet has 4 drawers on metal glides. He uses the top 2 drawers as bit holders and the 2 large bottom drawers for storage of tools and other accessories.

This router table almost has it all. Patrick fits it with an off/on switch connected to a power cord. For easy mobility, this router table is made to roll on casters.

The plan for this DIY cabinet router table is a 13-step process that requires those with intermediate woodworking skill.

2. American Woodworker DIY Router Table

American Woodworker DIY Router Table

Dave has a unique router table plan that's hard to find in any store. He designs a dead-flat top that's resistant to sagging. Dave makes the top work surface using MDF coated in plastic laminate.

There's no need for clamps or wrenches when adjusting the fence. Dave designs it to be totally tool-free. He goes a step further to include sacrificial sub-fences.

The sub-fences let the user achieve cuts that are super-safe and super-clean. Dave's router table includes a large storage cabinet built with no butt joints.

Building this router table takes 10 steps. Dave spends less than $200 on this project.

3. Wall-Mounted DIY Router Table 

Wall-Mounted DIY Router Table

Chris has a plan geared towards saving space. He comes up with the idea of a wall-mounted router table to free up floor space. The size of this router table is almost the same as that of an average size wall cabinet.

He makes the table using MDF. The table has a smooth, laminate work surface that measures 24 x 32 inches. It's designed to extend reaching the size of a full-size router table.

Chris designs the fence in such a way that it doesn't have to be removed. The fence just slides back in place. This router table includes a hole for vacuum hose and on/off switch with plug. 

4. Open-Base DIY Router Table Plan 

Open-Base DIY Router Table Plan

This DIY router table plan is a more basic version that has an open base. Though not as fancy as the large cabinet units out there, it gets the job done.

The brains behind this plan settle for a work surface that measures 32 x 18 inches. This is built using smooth MDF board to eliminate friction as the stock slides over it.

The designer includes a dust collection port with on/off switch. This router table sits on casters for easy mobility from one job site to another.

5. DIY Router Table with Open and Enclosed Base

DIY Router Table with Open and Enclosed Base

In this tutorial, the designers come up with two styles of router tables for your weekend project. The tutorial includes a plan for an open table base and another for an enclosed base.

The open base router table is built to include sliding faces and a clamp system. This clamp system helps keep the stock in a more rigid position. The tutorial for the open base table is a 52-step process.

On the other hand, the plan for enclosed base router table includes a top and side cabinet for storage. The designer adds doors for security and a dust box for efficient dust collection.

The plan for the enclosed base router table is a 36-step process. I like that the designer finishes by including a tutorial of how to make safety accessories for the router tables.

6. Router Table Pressure Jig

Router Table Pressure Jig

Ralph comes up with the idea of a pressure jig, which is an alternative to a feather board. He designs the pressure jig in such a way that it creates a spring effect.

This makes pressure adjustment much easier to keep the stock tight and permit stopped cuts. The tutorial for this DIY router table plan comes with 7 instructions.

Picture illustrations are included, which is a big plus. The tutorial ends on a good note by showing how to use this router table pressure jig.

7. DIY cabinet Router Table

DIY cabinet Router Table

This router table is built to be more like a cabinet than a 'table'. But for the sake of technical terms, it qualifies as a cabinet router table.

The designer optimized this router table for storage. The cabinet includes 4 drawers on each side and 2 shelves in the middle. Its top work surface measures 21 x 33 inches.

I like the designer's idea of an extendable top. It lets you achieve 1-1/2 extra inches of the work surface on three sides and 4 extra inches at the front.

The extensions make it easier to clamp stocks of different sizes. This router table includes a plumbing system for dust collection. It takes 7 steps from start to finish.

8. DIY Table Saw Router Fence

DIY Table Saw Router Fence

Jeff's plan combines the best in the world of router fences. He designs a router table that's compatible with 10-inch contractor table saw.

He makes the fence 26-7/8 inches long and 5-1/2 inches tall. To keep weight at a minimum, Jeff uses melamine particle board and birch plywood.

The fence includes dust chambers. Jeff completes his plan by showing how to use this new router fence.

9. Simple DIY Router Table Plan

Simple DIY Router Table Plan

This plan is for a simple router table that has an open base. The designer makes the table top 32 x 18 inches. It's coated with melamine to give a smooth work surface.

Leg braces provide greater support to keep the table from wobbling. A dust port is included in this router table plan. The designer makes this router table for users who are 5 feet 7 inches tall.

But you can choose to make the legs shorter or longer to match your size. I like the tutorial for this DIY router table plan since it comes with complete dimensions, material list, and instructions.

10. DIY Router Table with 10-Drawer Cabinet

DIY Router Table with 10-Drawer Cabinet

Those looking for plenty of storage space in a cabinet router table might find this plan quite handy. I think the designer built it to create more room for storage.

The cabinet has whopping 10 drawers. There are 6 small drawers and 4 large drawers. The designer constructs the body panel of this router table using plywood.

MDF is used to build the table top and the fence. The tutorial for this DIY router table plan includes a complete cut list and building instructions with picture illustrations.


11. 100% Dowel Construction Router Table

100% Dowel Construction Router Table

The designer of this router table uses dowel joints to connect the pieces together. Though a little bit time consuming, I like the fact that you don't have to purchase screws or nails.

This is a versatile router that can be configured to match the requirements of any setup. The designer puts the legs to sit a little bit tapered at 5 degrees.

This tapered look creates a stable trapezoidal design that also creates more leg room for the operator. A shelf made of plywood is included at the bottom. 

This router table is designed to sit on casters for easy mobility. The tutorial for this DIY router table plan includes 8 steps. Video instructions are included making it easier to follow.

12. DIY Cabinet Router Table with 4 Drawers

DIY Cabinet Router Table with 4 Drawers

This router table is designed to have an oversized top. The top creates a 4-inch overhang on the sides and a 3-inch overhang at the back and front.

The designer of this router table builds it using poplar, which is strong and easier to work with. He covers the top in plexiglass to create a smooth and even works surface.

The sides of this router table are made using lightweight birch plywood. Using pocket hole jig, the designer manages to keep the screws out of sight.

4 drawers are included. Out of the four, 3 drawers come in a standard design while the other is used for bit storage. There's a lower cabinet with doors for extra storage.

The tutorial for this router table plan has complete step-by-step instructions with picture illustrations.

13. Free 11-Drawer DIY Router Table Plans

Free 11-Drawer DIY Router Table Plans

Dan comes with a free downloadable PDF plan for a cabinet router table. It's a 40-page plan complete with dimensions and illustrations.

In his plan, he settles for a high-pressure laminate top that measures 34-1/2 x 24-1/2 inches. This cabinet router table has a total of 11 drawers.

8 drawers at the top provide room for bit storage. There are 3 lower drawers. Out of the three, 2 come in small size while one comes in a large size.

Dan uses birch plywood to build the body and drawer fronts. There's a shelf with a glass door in the middle to provide additional storage. Dan fits his router table with casters for easy mobility.

14. $100 DIY Router Table

$100 DIY Router Table

The designer of this router table builds it to include an MDF top. Stays are attached to the top making it easier to tilt to the desired angle.

Attaching the router to this table is quite simple. There's no router mounting plate. Instead, the router attaches directly to the top.Well, that saves you the hassle of installing a mounting plate.

The designer adds a dust housing so you get a clean working surface. I like that the tutorial comes with complete instructions and picture illustrations.

The designer of this router table puts the total cost of the project at around $100.

15. Cheap DIY Router Table Top Plan

Cheap DIY Router Table Top Plan

Polymath comes up with a plan for a router table top designed for easy portability and storage. He uses MDF and chalkboard to build the top and fence.

A supporting structure is added to the fence to provide easy glide over the work surface. Dust collection is achieved via a vacuum hole that's drilled into the fence.

Polymath includes fine-tuning screws that come in handy to adjust the height of the plate. This router table is fitted with a power switch for great convenience.

15 steps are involved in building this router table.

16. Bench-mounted DIY Router Table

Bench-mounted DIY Router Table

This plan is for a router table top. It's a portable option designed to attach on an existing workbench. The table has a top built using MDF.

The MDF top is finished in melamine coated particle board to create a work surface that is slick, smooth, and much easier to clean. It measures 24 x 48 inches to provide a large work surface.

An integrated lift is attached to the top to provide easy access to the router without having to bend down. A thumbscrew is included for easy height adjustments.

The designer fits the fence with a pair of tracks making adjustments a whole lot easier. Building this DIY router table takes 11 steps from start to finish.

17. Raised Panel Cabinet Router Table with 10 Drawers

Raised Panel Cabinet Router Table with 10 Drawers

Sommerfeld designers come up with a router table that sports a durable top. Well, the table top and the fence are made of extruded aluminum.

The designers chose extruded aluminum to add that unprecedented flexibility to the table top and fence. The table top measures 36 x 27 inches while the fence is made to be 48 inches.

Sitting below the table top is a plywood sub base. The plywood helps set up a custom router table cabinet. This cabinet has 10 drawers to provide plenty of storage space for tools and accessories.

There's a dust panel with a door and a dust port to provide a cleaner working surface. Sommerfeld designers use a hardware package of $349 on this router table.

18. Rolling DIY Router Table

Rolling DIY Router Table

There is a lot of creative DIY router table plans out there. Well, this is one of them. You won't believe that the designer uses a big wooden spool for the task.

This router table is more like a stationary shaper that comes in handy to give you an easy time on repeatable tasks. The spool is perfectly sized so you won't have trouble supporting long stocks.

The top working surface of this router is covered in plywood and melamine to create a smooth finish. In this plan, the designer chooses to mount the router upside down increasing its capabilities.

Complete instructions are included in the tutorial so you won't go wrong.

19. Simple Benchtop Router Table

Simple Benchtop Router Table

Among the simplest plans out there is this benchtop router table. It's a portable option that's easier to transport and store away. 

The designer made it in a way that makes it much quicker to clamp on a workbench. You won't believe the material used to build this DIY router table.

Here, the designer uses only 5 feet by 5 feet birch plywood for the job. He makes the top 20 x 32 inches. Fitted with a pivoting arm, the top tilts with ease.

The tilting mechanism means no more bending when accessing the router to make bit changes. What's more, you get easy height adjustments.

There is a drawer that holds your wrenches, bits, and more. The designer puts a precision fence that's easy to position and lock in place.

20. Cabinet Router Table with Pull-Out Shelves

Cabinet Router Table with Pull-Out Shelves

This stylish cabinet router table has a raised panel construction in the cabinet area. The designer builds the top using MDF. It measures 24 x 32 inches.

Those that have plenty of bits to store will like the storage space that this router table provides. It has two pullouts, one on the left and the other on the right.

Each pullout has 3 levels of shelving designed for bit storage. There's one large drawer at the bottom to accommodate other tools and accessories.

I like the wiring used in this router table. It has two power sockets so you can run other power tools from the router table. The designer also puts an on/off switch with a plug

Two dust ports are included for efficient dust collection. This router table sits on rolling casters for easy mobility. The tutorial has detailed instructions and picture illustrations.

21. Garbage Can Dremel Router Table

Garbage Can Dremel Router Table

DIY router table plans seem to get even more fun. The designer of this router table has something quite dramatic. He sets his router table top on a garbage can.

This router table has all the basic essentials. The designer uses the idea of a garbage can to save time and space. He settles for a store-bought table top and fence that cost around $30.

The top has a quick-release lift for easy access to the router when making bit changes. This plan includes a power switch that has a knotted cord to keep it from being pulled out.

This DIY router table plan is an 8 step process

22. Fold-Away DIY Router Table

Fold-Away DIY Router Table

Want a temporary workstation for tight spaces? I bet you'll like this plan of a fold-away router table. The table is designed to attach to the edge of a workbench.

The designer makes it in a way that makes it easier to tuck away for storage when not in use. This router table sits on pivoting legs that make folding much easier.

A leg brace is used for improved stability. This router table is supported by swinging brackets. It's a good space-saver for those with small workshops.

23. Quick & Easy DIY Router Table Upgrade

Quick & Easy DIY Router Table Upgrade

The designer of this DIY router table settles for an upgraded plan to get something that's more versatile. This router table is made using only two sheets of plywood measuring 60 x 60 inches.

He adds a stand to provide a stable base for the router table. This plan includes a door that opens up into 3 adjustable shelves for storage of tools and accessories.

There are 3 drawers to create extra storage. The drawers, door, and case are made using plywood to keep the weight of this router table at a minimum.

This is a detailed DIY router table plan. It includes cutting diagrams, material list, and instructions on the assembly process.

24. Trash Can Router Table Base

Trash Can Router Table Base

Wyatt comes up with this creative plan that's geared towards saving space. You won't believe what he uses for the base of this router table.

He settles for a 30-gallon trash can base. Well, a trash can on its own can't provide that stable base. Wyatt takes this into consideration by putting stabilizing sandbags at the bottom.

He secures the table top on the trash can using screws. I like Wyatt's idea of using the trash can base to double as a dust collector. He drills a hole through which the power cord fits.

The tutorial for this DIY router table includes instructions to ensure you get everything right.

25. Stow-and-Go DIY Router Table

Stow-and-Go DIY Router Table

Roland thinks of something more portable. He comes up with a plan for a lightweight stow-and-go router table. It's a fully equipped router table that collapses to store away easily.

Roland doesn't use a lot of material to build this collapsible router table. He only uses a half sheet of plywood and a small supply of solid wood lumber.

The top comes large measuring 24 x 48 inches to provide plenty of work surface. Roland fits it with a dust collection port. This router table needs to be clamped to a heavy workbench.

I like how detailed Roland's DIY router table plan is. It even has videos showing the cust list, diagrams, how to assemble, and how to use your new router table.

Roland spends less than $100 on this project.

26. Simple DIY Router Table for Small Routers

Simple DIY Router Table for Small Routers


Want to build a router table that fits your small router? I think you'll like this plan of a simple router table made using MDF and plywood.

This table is specially designed to fit small routers. The designer builds the top to hang out a little bit for easy clamping of longer stocks.

He settles for an adjustable split fence measuring 24 inches long. The fence is fitted with a T-track. A dust collection system is included to provide a cleaner working surface.

The plan includes a list of tools and materials. There are detailed instructions on cut list and assembly.

27. DIY Router Table-Mate

DIY Router Table-Mate

This plan is for a compact router table similar to the size of a carrier deck. With such a size, the designer gets to achieve a space-friendly router table that stores away easily.

The table sits on a Workmate bench for improved stability. The designer settles for a tilting top so you can make bit adjustments without having to stoop over.

This router table has a stout fence that comes long and easy to adjust. The main material used here is birch plywood to reduce weight and keep the cost at a minimum.

There's a detailed assembly instruction for this DIY router table plan. The cost of building this router table is a mere $50.

28. $50 DIY Router Table-Mat

$50 DIY Router Table-Mat

Talking about detailed DIY router table plans, this one here surely makes the cut. The designer puts the plan in a PDF format that includes every little detail.

This is a one-weekend project for a router table that has a top of 23 x 35 inches. It's a budget-friendly plan that uses birch plywood as the main material.

I would say it's one of the most detailed router table plans out there. It includes everything from cut list, material list and even how to use your new router table.

You get to spend around $50 on this project.

29. DIY Portable 3-in-1 Router Table/ Workbench / Table Saw Combo 

 DIY Portable 3-in-1 Router Table/ Workbench / Table Saw Combo

The designer of this router table plan gives us something new to think about. Instead of just building a router table, he goes for something multifunctional.

This is a plan for a router table designed to also house a circular saw. Such a combination makes one good idea for saving space, especially in small shops.

The designer includes a laminated MDF top that measures 24 x 48 inches. This 3-in-1 router table includes a bottom shelf for storage.

The table sits on casters that let it roll easily from one location to another. Building this router table is a 10-step process. The total cost stands at $70.

30. Horizontal DIY Router Table

Horizontal DIY Router Table

Thought horizontal router tables are hard to build? Well, Ron has a plan that makes the whole thing pretty straightforward. He designs a horizontal router table for small and medium routers.

He uses MDF and plywood to keep the cost at a minimum. This plan is the exact opposite of the standard router table. Here, the fence becomes the top and the top becomes the fence.

Because of the narrow profile, the table top is braced with stiffening pieces to keep it sturdy. Ron installs a dust extractor at the take-off point so the work surface remains clean.

The tutorial for this DIY router table has 24 detailed instructions.

31. DIY Router Table and Organizer

DIY Router Table and Organizer

Kevin's plan is a router table that has an organizer for storage. He uses cost-friendly materials of birch plywood and MDF to build the router table.

He makes the top 32 x 21.5 inches and gives it a smooth finish that allows the stock to slide with ease. The fence is 36 inches to support long stocks.

The organizer part has a pack of 6 drawers. Three drawers are located on each side. Kevin puts a large compartment with doors at the bottom to create additional storage.

He gives 12 pages of detailed instructions in PDF. It includes the cut list and the diagrams to guide you.

32. Ultimate DIY Router Table

Ultimate DIY Router Table

The designer of this plan comes up with an ultimate DIY router table. This is a table that includes everything you can ask for in a store-bought router table.

To cut down on cost, the designer builds this router table using inexpensive MDF. The top is large measuring 24 x 36 inches. The large size and thick build let it handle large stocks without sagging.

This router table has a T-track fence system with a micro-adjustment feature. The small adjustments allow for precision cuts.

The table doesn't lack in storage. It includes two storage towers one on each side. Each tower has 3 shelves with a door. In the middle are 3 drawers to hold small accessories.

The designer puts a built-in dust system and lets the table roll on casters for easy mobility.

33. Rock Solid DIY Router Table

Rock Solid DIY Router Table

Dave's plan is for a rock solid router table designed to withstand years of use. It comes tough but easy to build. Dave uses butt joints and screws for joinery.

He makes the table top 32 x 23 inches and builds it using MDF. The fence is fully adjustable and constructed of MDF material. There's a large cabinet box with 2 deep drawers to cater for storage.

Dave's plan includes a double dust collection system that makes it one of the cleanest router tables. This is a good weekend project that takes around 2 days to complete.

It is a good choice for DIYers with moderate woodworking skill. The total cost of building this router table ranges from $100 to $500.

34. Rock Solid Router Table: Open Base and Enclosed Base

Rock Solid Router Table: Open Base and Enclosed Base

This DIY router table plan is about two different styles of router tables. The first tutorial is on a router table with an open base. Here, the designer makes a table top that measures 30.5 x 23.5 inches.

The table top is covered with a smooth plastic laminate. A sliding fence measuring 36 inches long is used in this plan.

Those that want storage will like the enclosed base router table plan. Here, the designer uses plywood for the case material. There's a cabinet that has a bottom and top storage compartment.

One of the doors to the cabinet is integrated with 3 storage holders for bits. This tutorial even includes where you can source for the hardware.

35. Simple Router Table From Reclaimed Desk

Simple Router Table From Reclaimed Desk

Do you have a desk cabinet you don't use? Well, you can turn it into a router table. Here, the designer uses a salvaged desk for the purpose.

Part of the drawers that make up the shelf is removed to create more room for the router. The top of the desk is what makes the top of the router table.

Holes are drilled and a mounting plate screwed on ready for the router. The designer leaves more clearance around the router to give easy access when making bit changes.

This is a simple router table plan and lacks some features, such as the fence and dust collection port. The table is built in 6 simple steps.

36. Almost Free DIY Router Table

Almost Free DIY Router Table

Here, the designer settles for a salvaged wardrobe and makes it the base of the router table. It's a low-profile wardrobe easy to access. 

A cupboard door sits at the top of the wardrobe. This is what forms the top of the router table. The door is hinged to form a top that's easier to lift. The designer uses a high-pressure laminate door.

The wardrobe has some form of a hinged door on the side. This opens up to give easy access to the router. The compartment within the wardrobe is what doubles as a dust extractor.

MDF is used to make the fence. A cutout is made to accommodate the power cord. This DIY router table is finished by fitting it with on/off switch.

Minimalist DIY Router Table

This router table plan by Dough Stowe takes the concept of minimalistic design to whole new level.

Well, this is a project that can be done with ease even by novice DIYers. It’s just an upside down router mounted on a piece of plywood.

In this DIY router table plan, Dough uses wooden hand screws to clamp the table top to a workbench.

When not in use, you just unclamp and store away. According to Dough, this is a simple project that can be done in just 20 minutes.

The space-saving design makes it an ideal choice for those small, cramped shops.

37. Bare-Bone Router Table Top from Scrap MDF Sheet

Bare-Bone Router Table Top from Scrap MDF Sheet

This is a simple router table top designed for smaller jobs. The table top clamps to a workbench to provide the stability needed for the task.

The designer of this router table plan uses only a few screws, one piece of wood, and MDF sheet to build this router table top. He mounts the router plate on the MDF sheet with just three screws.

In this plan, the router is mounted near the end of the table top to make it easier to access. The fence is simply clamped to the router table.

This plan has lots of instructions and illustration diagrams that make a perfect guide.

38. Router Table with Frame Bit Organizer

Router Table with Frame Bit Organizer

Increasing the capabilities of your router isn't a difficult thing to achieve. This router table plan shows how you can achieve that. I like the pocket hole joints the designer uses in this plan.

The top is made of MDF sheet and measures 16 x 22 inches. This plan uses a sliding fence and mount clamps that make fence positioning much easier.

The frame is entirely made of wood and has bit organizer at the bottom. The designer makes accessing the router much easier. He achieves that by making the mounting plate easy to lift.

This router table plan comes with detailed instructions and diagrams.

39. Mini Router Table

Mini Router Table

Sometimes small workpieces require a lot of precision. In such a situation, you need a mini router table that's up to the task. Here, the designer comes with a plan you might like.

It's a mini router table made up of clamp blocks. With this design, there's a high likelihood of the housing cracking as you tighten around the router.

To keep this from happening, the designer uses foam to cushion the housing. This mini router table requires a stronger working base. The designer chooses to clamp to a workbench.

To keep the fingers safe from the bit, you'll need to use miniature clamps. Illustration diagrams are included for this mini router table plan.

40. Portable DIY Router Table Top

Portable DIY Router Table Top

The designer of this router table comes up with a plan of what he calls a 'traveling' router table. It's a portable router table top designed to clamp on a workbench.

DIYers with a low level of woodworking skill stand a chance of building this table top because it's pretty simple. The designer settles for an MDF top measuring 18 x 18 inches.

He makes the fence 18 inches long. Large screws are used to hold the router to the table top for more stability.

41. Router Table with Large Workable Area

Router Table with Large Workable Area

At Amateur Woodworker, you get this router table plan designed to create a large workable area. With this plan, you get up to 15 inches of workable area for more flexibility.

Pine posts and plywood are the main materials used to build this router table. The table has a square top that measures 24 x 24 inches.

This router table has a backrest that can be removed for free-form routing. 2 drawers are included at the bottom for bit storage. Holes are drilled into the base of the drawers to allow the bits fit securely.

The table has a power switch and sockets from which the router is powered.

42. Super-Basic Stow-and-Go Router Table

Super-Basic Stow-and-Go Router Table

Roland comes with this super-basic router table plan that has big features to offer. The table has a large top that measures 24 x 48 inches.

Roland designed this router table to be given an external support. This is achieved by clamping the back edge to a workbench. Roland fits a dust collection system to this router table.

One feature I like about this router table is the legs that adjust independently. This lets the table sit level even when placed on uneven floors.

Half a sheet of plywood, some hardware, and a small supply of solid lumber is all you need to build this router table. Roland puts the total cost at less than $100.

Conclusion

I hope you now have some ideas on how to build your next homemade router table. Have something to add to our DIY router table plans?

Well, feel free to tell us what you think in the comment section. And in case you have any suggestion, we gladly welcome it.

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