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Rolling Bench Top Router Table Build Plans

Organize your router and accessories with this bench top router table.

Moving means not only re-organizing your home, but also your workshop. Now that the shop is getting built, I am ready to unpack all the tools and be more productive!

One of my tool tables (a quickly built, scrap wood router cart) became very wobbly after being moved in and out of our tool storage trailer. So I partnered with Kreg Tools and their project plan site, BuildSomething.com,  to make a new bench top router table full of storage.

Bench top router table stand build from plywood with router bit storage on one side and 2 large drawers in the center.

Router Table Design

This new router table is the things that organizing dreams are made of. To understand my level of excitement for the storage and organization, I want to share the old cart.

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I put it together with scraps in a couple hours. And instead of creating usable storage, I stuck a slightly broken set of plastic drawers on the bottom. This thing was doomed from the beginning, but served its purpose of holding the bench top router.

Old scrap wood router table that I was using before building the new organized table.

So this time I designed the new router table to be functional from the beginning! And for even more workshop organization, I am loving the rotating spray paint storage cabinet that holds so much paint.

Raised Sides

The sides are lifted up taller than the center of the table. This makes the perfect ledge to set accessories (like push blocks) that you are using but keep them off the router area.

Straight on view of the new bench top router table with a Kreg Bench top router on it, showing the raised sides with a push block resting on it.

And on one side I used the ledge to also make a spot to hold the crank for my router lift. No more searching around a stuffed drawer for it!

The right side of the router table with a spot under the raised side ledge holding the crank for the router lift and a hook holding the wrenches.

Router Bit Storage

These taller sides also mean more space for organizing.

One one side I added 4 shelves that each hold 9 router bits. You could fit more, but as you can see I have plenty of room to grow into these.

Close up shot of the router bit storage shelves on the side of the DIY router table with router bits installed in Rockler router bit inserts.

And there is a space to add a fifth shelf on the very bottom when I need it.

Plus I can even add more shelves to the side in the future because I didn’t glue in these shelves. I just attached them with a couple Kreg pocket holes & screws.

Straight on view of the left side fo the DIY bench top router table with shelves for holding router bits.

Router Accessory Storage

On the other side, I created storage for the bench top router table accessories. A shelf with a lip on the front makes the perfect storage for the reducing rings that go around the router bit.

I also added some simple cup hooks to hold wrenches and other accessories that can easily hang. And again, there is plenty of room for me to grow and add more!

The right side of the router table made from plywood with cubbies and hooks for router accessories.

Large Storage Drawers

But that is not all the storage, under the router are 2 very large drawers. These drawers are so large, I think I might need to make some dividers for them.

You could always make the bottom deep drawer into 2 smaller drawers, but I wanted a large space for big accessories like the coping sled I use to build my own cabinet doors.

Showing the two large drawers underneath the router open.

Plywood Construction

The bench top router table was also built to be very sturdy. After dealing with the old, wobbly table, I knew I wanted this one to be built to last.

The entire table was built from a sheet of 3/4″ plywood, with one more sheet of 1/2″ plywood needed for the drawer boxes.

Plywood rolling cart made to hold a Kreg bench top router, with large drawers and router bit storage.

To make the frame of the table extra sturdy, I created 1 1/2″ thick plywood by glueing two pieces together.

You could skip this step and use 2x lumber (I did use standard lumber sizes for these pieces). And if you have quite a bit of plywood and 2x scraps, you could possibly build it entirely from that.

But I love the industrial look of the plywood edges and the strength that the doubled-up pieces give the entire table.

Square photo of the router cart straight on with the router table on top and the accessories hanging in their spots.

Router Table Woodworking Plans

Are you ready to organize all your router stuff too? You can build your own bench top router table with the free plans over on BuildSomething.com.

Click here for the complete build plans.

Angled shot of the DIY bench top router table made from plywood with a blue framed bench top router on it showing the side with the router bits storage.

Happy building!

-Kati with picture of blog author Kati

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3D SketchUp drawing of the router table design next to 2 pictures of the completed router table highlighting the storage on the sides with text overlay "DIY router table with tons of storage".
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Sarah in Georgia

Monday 14th of September 2020

Lovely work! Looking forward to seeing what amazing things you work up with your new table and shop. So excited for you!

Kati

Friday 2nd of October 2020

Thanks so much Sarah! I am excited to create many fun things, but first we need to get some electricity in there ;)

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