Another reason I like it is that it's done, I don't have to glue it
down. I like to build stuff. I don't like to build other stuff, in
order to build stuff. (Actually, I do, but you get the point.)
I know what you mean about the thinness, but I consider it disposable.
I don't want to have to baby my work surfaces. I even built my new
router top out of the stuff. If I want to screw down something to the
top, I don't care... when it gets too dinged up, I cut out another piece
and replace it.
Funny, when they were designing this Caravan, it's like someone actually
considered that one might use a van to do what a van is supposed to do.
It fits 4X8 perfectly with no wiggle room. You should see how much
lumber I've carried on the luggage rack. :-) That's another thing,
the rack it just high enough off the roof pads, to *sqeeze* 2x material
underneath, nice and tight. But that's not why you called.
"Playing is not something I do at night, it's my function in life"
I'm a little surprised that no one has mentioned this: Isn't 3/4 ply a
little light for a router table? Depending on the router, wouldn't it
sag over time (depending on the size of the table, of course
I have the underside supported pretty well. The table is 3'x4' and there is
2by support in the middle of each. If I remember correctly, where the
router is going is 20" by 14". I don't think it'll sag.
I have to say this is a danged neighborly group.
If you can find it, buy a sheet of melamine and make
your self a torsion box topped off with the melamine.
Your next choice is a torsion box covered with 1/2"
mdf and covered in laminate from the home center.
Here is a picture of that arrangement
That outfeed allows a FULL sheet of plywood to be on the table top after
The torsion box is made from 3/4" shop grade birch plywood.
That is skinned over with 1/2" mdf and finished off with
generic white laminate.
I also made a drop down section with a piano hinge so the table
isn't so long for the entire time.
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