Figure 1: The author’s $85 router table (not quite finished in photo).
So, router tables are pretty pricey, if you’re looking for a good one. They’re upwards of $500-600 for a good one that is of the steel frame and legs variety. So, I spent a few spare weekends digging around in places like Habitat for Humanity’s Restore outlets and other such places like that. I found a discarded motor stand for $15. These are often used to hold grinding wheel motors.