There are a number of things to consider when buying a router. The first thing to consider would be deciding if you plan on owning more than one of these modern marvels. In most professional wood shops, dedicated routers are common. This simply means cutters, or bits, as they’re commonly called are left in the router, and set to perform a certain function. These routers are not used for anything else, as once they are adjusted for a specific task, they are used only for that. It might be to rabbit the back edge of cabinets, to allow the back panel to sit in this recess, or one set up with a commonly used edging bit. The advantage of this is the time saved in changing bits and adjusting it.
You will either need a saw or you may get your materials cut for you at the wood yard, usually there is a charge for cutting. If you plan on doing woodwork in the long run not only for this one woodworking project it is smart to invest in a reasonable table saw and or a sliding mitre cut-off saw.
-Assemble Frame Pieces-
You will be painting the legs, frame and bottom of table. Apply the paint which ever way is easiest for you; spray paint, brush or sprayer. First apply a coat of primer. You will need to do 2 coats. Allow drying time between coats.
-Table Top –
What to look for in a router table fence:
Woodworking plans for tables will help you avoid the mistakes which can be all too frequent and lead to things like wobbly or uneven legs.
This probably should have been higher on the list since it is such and easy wood shop project and it is a nice neat place to keep all of your router bits. You can arrange them any way that you want to from small to large or from straight to beveled, it is your Bit Shelf.
What more could you ask?
For fancy edges you should utilize a router and a range of router bits. You could possibly use a plane for a bevelled edge or just a sanding block in the event you do not have a router.