How to build a simple and strong miter saw station
Today I show you how my friend and I built a miter saw station for his new shop area.
Full plans available here: https://funwithwoodworking.com/product/mitre-saw-station/
This miter saw station is made out of 13 – 8 foot 2×4’s and a single sheet of 3/4″ plywood cut down the middle long ways. The main tools needed are a tape measure, a speed square, a miter saw, a drill, and a circular saw. Clamps and a framing square are helpful but not 100% necessary.
Step 1: Cut All the 2×4’s to Length
Cut all the 2×4’s to their finished lengths according to the cut list in the plan.
Step 2: Build the Right and Left Frames
Build the right frame by making 4 legs with the small feet at the bottom and then screwing the front stretchers across the top of the feet. You then install the side stretchers by screwing them into the inner side of the 4 legs. Once all the stretchers are screwed in you will attach the shorter leg riser to the left side and the longer leg riser to the right.
The left side is built the same way except that you attach the shorter leg riser to the right side and the longer one to the left side.
Step 3: Attach the 2 Frames Together
Place the left and right frames 24″ apart and set the stretchers on top of the 2 short leg risers in the front and the back. Attach with 2 or 3 screws into each leg. Hold another stretcher in place at the level of the bottom shelf in the rear and attach it using 2 screws into the side of each leg.
Mark the center of each top and install a cross brace by screwing through the stretcher into the cross brace.
Step 4: Cut and Install the Plywood Shelves and Work Surface
Measure the 2 bottom shelves and top center shelf and cut them from 1 of the 24″ x 96″ pieces of 3/4″ plywood. Attach to the 2×4 stretcher with a screw into each corner.
Measure the top work surface for length and cut the 2 pieces from the other half of the plywood. Attach to the stretchers with 4 screws along each front and 4 screws along each back.
Step 5: Mount Your Miter Saw
This station was designed with a 3 1/2″ recessed shelf for the miter saw. The pictured saw has a 2 3/4″ table height so we added a single layer of 3/4″ plywood to bring it level to the work surface.
Place your miter saw in the center of the middle shelf with the handle sticking out the front for easy movement and then attach using long screws or lag bolts depending on the size of your mounting holes.
Step 6: Watch a Video of the Entire Build
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