9 Free Router Table Plans

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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 benchtop 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, Little Free Library, deer stand, or picnic table.

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    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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    Router Table Plan

    A wooden router table from a free router table plan

    Woodsmith Shop

    This free router table plan from Woodsmith Shop 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

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

    Popular Woodworking

    Here's a free router plan from Popular Woodworking 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

    Illustration of a router table from a free router table plan

    Fine Woodworking

    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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    Simple DIY Router Table Plan

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

    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 Woodworking Router Table Plan

    Person holding router to edge of wooden surface

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    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 tabletop is 22" x 16" and 14" high. Besides the standard router table features, there's a dust collection box, a bit holder, and a miter gauge slot.

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

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    Trash Can Router Table Plan

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

    Woodworking Tips

    If you're not much of a builder, but you need a router table, this plan from Woodworking Tips could be your lifesaver. 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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    How to Build a Router Table

    Illustration of a router table from a free router table plan

    Scott Moore

    This plan from Scott Moore for a router table is different than the others 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.

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    Wall-Mounted Router Table Plan

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


    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.

    Wall-Mounted Router Table Plan from Rockler