Corian router tables?

I have never heard of a router table being made of Corian, but it seems like a good material. Obviously there is a problem I am overlooking. Just cost, or is there more?
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corian is weak, soft and overpriced. damn yuppie bondo snot.....
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If you can find some for cheap, go for it! I used ply (2 sheets glued together to make 1.5" thickness) and covered it with Formica using contact cement.
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Check with you local building center to see if you can get scraps like sink cut outs. I use em to make cheesy cutting boards.
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Why did you use the formica? Is the Corian too soft?
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I work with corian now and then and imagine the it would make an ideal surface for a router table, but a large piece, unless well supported (or bonded to a more ridgid substrate), would sag under its own weight. In fact, this is a critical factor when using it for countertops. However, it would make for smooth table top for routing.

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My sister redid her kitchen. When they priced it, granite was cheaper. Talk about smooth and flat.
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We did the same.

And nearly indestructable as well! No need to worry about burning the surface with a hot frying pan, roaster pan, etc.
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No. I used Formica because that was in the plans. After several years of heavy use, I'm very satisfied and would use Formica again. The use of contact cement is a downside--plenty of ventilation is needed. I think the Formica is a tougher than Corian, perhaps less expensive.
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thats what i used and it works great. i used 3 peices and spaced em out for a miter slot on each side. i also made the fence universal so it can be used end to end or side to side. the slots were a little deeper than needed so i used formica to built up the slots so my miter guage sits flush to the top. i used 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" oak for support underneath in a grid pattern and spaced the grid so it is under the slots. if you like i can post some pics. for the base i just used up some scrap plywood to form a crude cabinet. its a shop tool so it aint got to be pretty!
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Cost would be the major factor
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