Mitre Saw Station #3: Mitre Saw Shelf

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Blog entry by EdsCustomWoodCrafts posted 01-30-2016 02:26 AM 1348 reads 2 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Ok so the mitre saw station project is nearing the home stretch…

What’s completed is:
1. Cabinet Carcass
2. Face Frame installed
3. Drawers built and installed
4. Cabinet top surfaces installed and solid wood edgbanded with poplar
5. Mitre Saw Shelf

What’s to come:
1. Mitre saw fence and installing the Kreg Precision Top track and production stop.( this picture shows the entire kit, I didn’t spend $140 on the entire kit what I did do is bought enough top track for 6’ of cabinet surface and I got the production stop all for $82. I can always buy the flip stop and adhesive measuring tape later

2. Build and install frame and panel cabinet doors x4)
3. Some kind of finish probably polyurethane …..

So back to my blog today I finished installing the cabinet tops it’s basically only 1/2” MDF and its edge banded with solid poplar … I wanted a top that could take a beating and wouldn’t cost the earth to replace.. With only pocket hole screws securing the top to the carcass it wouldn’t be that hard…

I also completed installing the mitre saw shelf and it took some finagling but I just about got the mitre saw deck level with the top of my cabinet tops.. This was a real PITA..

I also decided to retrofit the shelf with a poplar frame with recessed cross stretchers underneath the main plywood and Masonite top to add that needed ridgidity and it looks awesome and it ain’t going no where….SOLID.. all that was left was to screw it into the left and right cabinet carcasses and in addition I added 2×2 wood I had lying around to support the shelf as well…

One more thing I went out and bought myself a nice new Craftsman 10” sliding mitre saw I saw it on sale and I couldn’t

I’m installing the Kreg Precision Top Track next

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown” . Come check out my website for more about what I make and how at

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#1 posted 01-30-2016 05:20 PM

Great job, you will like this addition to your shop

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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