11 Free Router Table Plans

Build your own DIY router table

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These free router table plans will help you add an important component to your woodworking shop or garage. Whether you're looking to build a bench top or free standing router table, you'll find free plans in the list below.

Not only are these router tables a fairly quick and simple woodworking project, but it will also cost you a fraction of the money to build a router table than it would for you to go to the store and buy one.

All the free router table plans below have everything you need to build your router table. There are step-by-step instructions, diagrams, color photos, videos, user comments, cut lists, materials lists, and supplies lists.

After you've chosen a free router table plan, be sure to check out our other free woodworking plans so you can build your own workbench, shed, or picnic table.

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    Ana White's Free Router Table Plan

    Two pictures of a wooden router table from a free router table plan
    Ana White

    Here's a free router table plan from Ana White that makes a great looking router table with tons of storage drawers along the front, including one just for bits.

    This free router table plan includes dimensions, materials, and a tools list, a cut list, general instructions, diagrams, color photos, and tips from those who have used the plan.

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    Ultimate Router Table Plan From Crestonwood

    A blue router table from a free router table plan
    Val P. / Crestonwood

    If you're looking to build the ultimate monster of a router table, look no further than this plan from Crestonwood that includes 40 pages of instructions and a router table gallery.

    This free router table plan has cut lists, materials list, component parts in 3D, exploded assemblies, cutaways, and how-to photos.

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    Wall-Mounted Router Table Plan From Rockler

    Pictures of a man building and using a router table from a free router table plan
    Rockler

    Rockler has a free router table plan that builds a wall-mounted router table that folds right up when you're finished using it.

    Three pages of free router table plans include color pictures, instructions, as well as a link to download diagrams and the materials list.

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    Woodsmith Shop's Free Router Table Plan

    A wooden router table from a free router table plan
    Woodsmith

    This free router table plan will help you build a sturdy router table with your choice of an open-base or a cabinet base.

    You'll find color photos, diagrams, a materials list, a cutting diagram, and step-by-step building instructions in this free router table plan. You'll even find plans at the end for making some accessories for your router table included a router bit guard and guard for freehand routing.

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    Cabinetmaker's Router Table Plan From American Woodworker

    Two pictures of a man building a router table from a free router table plan
    American Woodworker

    Here's a free router plan that incorporates all the bells and whistles of a store bought router table and will cost you less than $200 to build it. Fences, a sturdy top, and a cabinet front are just some of the features.

    Color photos, step-by-step instructions, a cut list, exploded diagrams, and cutting diagrams are all included in this free router table plan.

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    Stow-and-Go Router Table Plan From Fine Woodworking

    Illustration of a router table from a free router table plan
    The Taunton Press, Inc.

    Here's another free router table plan from Fine Woodworking. This plan will build you a router table that has all the features you need but can easily be broken down and stored when you're not using it.

    A how-to video, written instructions, and color photos will walk you through completing your project with this free router table plan.

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    The Family Handyman's Router Table Plan

    Picture of a router table and some of its building plans from a free router table plan
    The Family Handyman

    This router table plan from The Family Handyman is moderately complex, but there are lots of instructions and pictures to help you along the way.

    All the necessary tools and materials are listed out for you so that you don't have to guess or estimate what you need.

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    Free Router Table Plan From Bob's Plans

    Person holding router to edge of wooden surface
    Steve Gorton / Getty Images

    Bob's Plans is a great place to go for plans, and now he has created a free router table plan that will help you get the job done. The table top is 22" x 16" and 14" high. Besides the standard router table features, there's a dust collection box, a bit holder, and miter gauge slot.

    Download this free router table plan, and you'll get a materials list, supply list, diagrams, written directions, and patterns.

    Continue to 9 of 11 below.
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    Versatile Router Table Plan From Woodarchivist

    Screenshot of a router table from a Woodarchivist free router table plan

     Woodarchivist

    You can have it all with this free router plan that lets you route overhead, horizontal, or the conventional way. Its small space would fit in any work area. 

    This free router plan includes diagrams, building instructions, and color photos. 

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    Trash Can Router Table Plan From WoodworkingTips.com

    Screenshot of a router table plan using a trash can as the base

    WoodworkingTips.com

    If you're not much of a builder, but you need a router table, this plan could be your life saver.

    As the name would suggest, this router table plan assumes that you're fine using a trash can as the base. After building the top of the router table, you sit it on the trash can to immediately have yourself a base that can collect any wood shavings.

    There isn't much of a step-by-step plan here, so you might have to improvise by borrowing from another router table plan on this page but then skipping any instructions for the base.

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    Scott Moore's Free Router Table Plan

    Illustration of a router table from a free router table plan

     Scott Moore

    This plan for a router table is different than the ones above because you can get the plan as a SketchUp file to improve or adjust it as you wish and to see it in 3D.

    Even if you don't have the SketchUp program, you can view the text version of the plan through the link above, as well as see several images along the way to make sure you're on the right track.