Router is a very helpful tool in woodworking. It can be used to help with molding, cutting angles, cabinetry and much more. It's hard to imagine building anything complicated without one.
Routers might be the most important tool a woodworker could use.
Most people use routers as a handheld tool. While it's a viable option, a router mounted in a table (or a router table) is safer to use and can be used to cut on a whole different level.
Now, if you're looking to build a router table by yourself, you've come to the right place. We've collected 39 of the best DIY router table plans.
Here they are:
1. Creston Wood Router Table Plans
This router table appears very useful. It has ample room for your router. And lots of workspace too.
But it also has nice drawers that would make a nice place to store little odds and ends. And to make it even better the plans are free. So it can be yours for the price of the wood and the accent pieces.
2. Router Table Pressure Jig
This table has a unique feature to it. When you are routing objects near the edge, this pressure jig will give adjusted pressure and allow you to easily make stopped cuts.
So if you need this unique feature then look no further. With these free plans you’ll have what you need in no time.
3. Quick and Easy Router Table
If you aren’t a huge carpenter, but you still need to use a router every now and then this is probably for you. It is a basic router table with an open storage space beneath.
But it still has a nice drawer under the table as well which would make for great storage. So if you are looking for something simpler to go along with your router then this might be it.
4. Jane’s Router Table
This router table’s original idea came from a separate post by a blogger named Jane. She contributed to the basic build.
But then this blogger got a great deal on a router and made a few tweaks to produce this final product. It might strike your fancy too.
5. Patrick’s Router Table
If you are a fan of Ana White then you know that she has just about anything you’d ever want to build around a homestead or tiny house. We personally love her around here.
So it should come as no surprise that she has a great plan to help you build a great router table. It has ample storage and workspace. Hopefully you’ll love it as much as we do.
6. Wood Smith Router Table
If you are in the market for a really simple design this is it. For people that are a novice at carpentry this might be a great build for you.
So there are no drawers and other add-ons. But it still is a very nice, clean look for a router table. Any ‘newbie’ would be proud to say they had built this.
7. One Project Closer Router Table
If you are someone that needs visuals in order to build something properly then this is the guide for you. Even if you don’t, you will love all of the details included.
So if you are in the market for simple plans that will help you to build a simple router table then you’ve just found it.
8. The 3-in-1 Router Table
This router table isn’t just a router table. Oh no! It can also be built to hold a jigsaw and a circle saw.
So if you are a carpenter or someone that has pretty good carpentry skills then you would love having this table in your life.
9. American Woodworker Router Table
The selling point for this router table is that they are trying to recreate every detail you would get in a store bought router table.
So if you desire to have a nicely designed fence, sag free top, and a built in cabinet then you might have just found your future router table. Even better, they claim you can build this one for half the price of the store bought tables.
10. Wall Mounted Router Table
If you know me, then you know I’m a huge fan of all things ‘murphy.’ You know? Murphy beds, murphy desks, and now a murphy router table.
So if you don’t want to have to worry about storing another piece of equipment then look no further. This wall mounted router table is very functional and compact too.
11. The All Around Router Table
This router table can be simple or a step up. It really depends upon you, your skills, and what you desire in a router table.
So if you desire to have a simple router table with no storage then these plans can give you that. But if you desire to have a storage cabinet underneath you can have that too with these plans. It is all you need in one location.
12. Table Saw Router Fence
Do you have a table saw? Well, if so then you are in luck. Because after you read these plans you’ll learn that you are already half way to having a router table too.
So what makes these plans so amazing is that they found a way to create a router fence and attach it to a table saw. Therefore, you are able to have two tables in one.
13. Cheap and Easy Storage Router Table
Are you on a budget? No worries because so am I. And are you lacking a lot of storage space too? Well, aren’t we all?
So if you need a router table with little cost and that won’t take up a ton of storage space then you might have found it in this design.
14. The DIY Router Table
I love this router table, and I love the article that tells you how to build it. The reason why I love the article is because they not only tell you how to build it, but they give you a finished product. It gives you a little encouragement as you tackle a new project.
But I really love the design of the project because it is super simple. Not everyone wants an extravagant router table. So for those that desire something on the basic side this is a great option.
15. The Country Classic Router Table
When I first saw this router table it was so beautiful I wasn’t sure I was looking at a router table. It reminds me of an old dresser or wash station if you don’t look at the very top of it.
So if you want something that will be functional but also pretty to look at then this might be the router table you’ve been looking for. It contains a ton of storage on top of everything else this router table offers.
16. Router Table And Organizer
This router table isn’t just a plain old router table. If you are someone looking for something simple then this probably isn’t it.
But if you are looking for a router table that will offer some organization to your carpentry madness then this table could help you with that. When you are building you always have a ton of smaller items floating around. So a few drawers to keep it organized is a great bonus.
17. Trash Can Router Table
Let’s say that you aren’t carpentry savvy. That’s okay. I’ll be honest, if it weren’t for my husband our homestead wouldn’t look nearly as good as it does. He is the carpenter in the family.
So if you and I have that in common then this router might be for you. Instead of having to build a base, you can just use a trash can. It cuts the project’s work literally in half.
18. Fold Away Router Table
I’m a fan of this router table. It isn’t quite murphy style but it is really unique and great for houses or storage buildings that don’t have a ton of storage space.
So this router table can be attached to a work bench. You pull it up when in use and then just fold it away when not in use. It reminds me of the old TV dinner trays. Those were handy and so is this router table.
19. $100 Router Table
Do you have to make every dollar count? I understand. We’ve been there done that. But don’t let your finances slow you down when building beneficial tools that can help you invest in your home.
So if you need a router table but are a little tight on cash, here is one that can be built for $100. It doesn’t offer a ton of storage. But it is a simple build and will certainly get the job done.
20. The Family Handy Man’s Router Table Plans
The plans for this table are really great. I love that they offer a few extra features that some other sites don’t. Beyond giving you plans to a very functional router table they also help you figure out other aspects of the build.
So they include features like how long the build will take. In this instance they say it will take a weekend to build this router table. And it isn’t outrageously priced, but the site gives an estimate that it could cost up to $500. If this sounds like what you’re looking for then you just found it.
21. Garbage Can Dremel Router Table
I shared one similar to this already. But this is another really cool option for a router table.
So again, if you are someone that doesn’t want to invest the time, money, or skill into making a router table then this is a great option for you.
22. 3 Different Router Tables
If you aren’t exactly sure what you are looking for in a router table then this site might be a good place to start. They offer three very different designs that are sure to catch your eye.
So if you need a simple router table then you might find the design you’ve been searching for. If you want something more complex then you will find that too. Give it a go.
23. Bench-Mounted Router Table
This is a unique and really cool idea. If you are a busy wood worker you might not want bunches of different tables and tools around your shop. It gets too cramped.
So the solution is to be a router table top that can be slid over a workbench. That way it isn’t one more contraption taking up precious space.
24. The Ultimate Router Table
This router table is all you could really every want in a router table. It obviously has great workspace for any project you and your router might get into together.
But it also has loads of storage space. There are pull out drawers and two full cabinets too. This would be a woodworkers dream.
25. The Rolling Router Table
Do you have some old wire spools lying around? If so, there are a ton of uses for them. Including building a rolling router table out of one.
So if you’d like to upcycle something to create your router table this is a great option. Not to mention it also appears to be more petite than some other options.
26. The Ultimate Router Table #2
This is another ultimate router table. It has all of the functionality you could ever want. Just imagine all of the amazing projects you could build with this as your router table.
But it also has a ton of storage too. So if you’d like cabinet space or drawers this one has it all. Not only could you build until your heart is content but stay organized while doing it.
27. Simple Router Table
This router table appears super simple and very frugal too. If you are someone that needs to stick to a tight budget or stick to something simple to build this could very easily be it.
And beyond the price and easy build, it is very functional too. I love how you can attach multiple plug-ins while still having ample amount of work space too.
28. Router Table-Mate
This table mate is a great feature to have with your router. It serves as a dust collector and also has a good size workspace too.
But what is even better is that it can be built for about $50. That is extremely reasonably priced and the fact that it is very functional makes it that much better.
29. Router Table Cabinet
My husband and I are polar opposites. He is messy as they come, and I am a super neat person. But somehow it works.
So if you feel like you’re a very organized person (or maybe you’d like to cross over and become one) then you need this cabinet. It can certainly help you to keep everything handy while using your router table.
30. Stow-And-Go Router Table
This is a really neat router table. First of all, it is portable. So if you need to be able to move your table around easily then this one obviously gets high marks for that.
But it also costs less than $100 to build. And the site makes building it very easy. They offer great instruction and a video too.
31. Mounted Router Table
This is another router table. If you are an experienced carpenter you might enjoy this site. If you are still in the novice category you might find it a little hard to navigate.
Either way, it is really awesome to be able to have a router table you can pull down and use when you want to. And then fold it away when you don’t. If that sounds good to you then you’ll love this router table.
32. Quick and Easy Router Table
This router table is really unique. It has an adjustable option so the table can be dropped or raised to suit your height easily.
But this table also offers tons of organization too. It has cabinet space and shelving. So if you love those features then this is your router table.
33. Another Ultimate Router Table
This router table looks really nice. It would be a great addition to any wood working shop. It has lots of work space.
But it also has many storage shelves and cabinets in it as well. One added feature is a small space on the back meant to organize smaller tools too.
34. Woodworker Router Table
This router table is a beautiful addition for your workshop. It has a great work surface and lots of storage too.
But what makes it so great is that it is beautiful to look at. It is made out of solid wood and looks like a real piece of craftsmanship.
35. Simple Router Table Plans
This router table is very basic. It doesn’t offer any kind of storage. It is basically a workspace and that is it.
But if you don’t desire to have any additional bells and whistles then this workspace might work great for you. It is a good size and should be easy to utilize.
36. Router Table Plans With Storage
This router table looks very nice. It appears to be very sturdy as it is built from solid wood. It also has a good sized work surface.
But let me tell you about the storage. There is an open storage shelf beneath the work surface. And tons of drawers going down either side of the router table. Storage should be no problem with this table.
37. Router Table From A Reclaimed Desk
Do you have an old desk lying around somewhere? If so, put it to good use. If you are a carpenter (or a considering taking up the trait) then utilize what you have. And then you won’t have such a large investment.
However, even though the investment may not be large this router table can still be fully functional. Not to mention, you will have quite a bit of storage which always comes in handy.
38. Almost Free Router Table
If you are someone that has just taken up the hobby of wood working you might not want to put hundreds (or even one hundred) dollars into building a routing table.
And if you are one of those people then this is a great option for a router table. They utilize old unused objects such as a wardrobe base and a cupboard door to create a very useful router table. Why not give it a try?
39. Basic Router Table Plans
This router table is a classic design. It almost resembles an old table top design. Yet, it is very functional and has ample amount of work space.
But the best part about these plans are the details. There is a materials list and lots of information to help you during the build. It is all very organized and should make the task much simple because of it.
Well, there you go guys. I’ve listed off almost 40 different designs for router tables. Hopefully these plans will help you through the project.