Miter Saw Bench

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Project by lazyfiremaninTN posted 05-10-2008 04:36 PM 18174 views 15 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cleaned up garage and found that I actually had an open wall and I figured that needed to be remidied. So I dug around and built this bench out of 2×4 and 1/2 in OSB. I couldn’t figure out how to make the drop area so I just built 2 workbenches and then put 2 runners in connecting the 2 benchs. (Don’t tell Barbie but I was off by 1/8 inch and used a piece of her Maple scraps as a shim).

It’s not real pretty but is really functional and Yes Virginia, it’s level across all 3 surfaces.

-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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#1 posted 05-10-2008 04:52 PM

Looks like a great workstation. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#2 posted 05-10-2008 04:58 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#3 posted 05-10-2008 07:59 PM

Good job. I guess I need to go and clean up.

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#4 posted 05-10-2008 10:43 PM

Wow. If I knew I could clean my shop and find another wall not used I’d do it right now…But I know better than that. As a matter of fact I need to clean it up so I can get around in it between all the stuff against the walls.

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#5 posted 05-11-2008 12:58 AM

i like your solution…two benches…this could be a solution for me—-I want to build a miter bench as well…but I was thinking of waiting until i get a new miter saw…since the one i have now is very old and I would like to upgrade at some point…this could be my answer…build two benches and then if I ever get a new saw…wa-lah…

great job…thanks for sharing…

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#6 posted 05-11-2008 01:00 AM

Wish I had room for that. I bet if I cleaned up a little I would have room for it.

Thanks for the post.

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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#7 posted 05-11-2008 01:49 AM

I wish I had a wall that long to have a set up like that. Hey, can I have the saw when you upgrade? ;^}
I had something like that long ago. I done a kitchen remodel and they let me have the ole countertop. It worked great till I had a wide board to cut. That darn bullnose on the edge of the countertop really messed things up at times. Great job on yours.

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#8 posted 05-11-2008 03:36 AM

Nice bench looks a lot like the one I built for my shop a few months back. Mine is all one piece though. When it was time to put the top on I used two pieces of wood and hung cleats underneath for the drop down.


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#9 posted 05-11-2008 04:56 AM

nice job. i plan on building a second bench like the one I have now and connecting them with a bridge like yours.

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#10 posted 05-11-2008 05:32 AM

Adrian, Bench (or Benches) look great. Man I could have used one of these on my latest project. I have been buildinga new storage area for the garage and everytime I went to cut 6 of the same size pieces I was wishing for a saw station.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#11 posted 05-11-2008 12:20 PM

This is a nice addition to your shop. I am beginning to like this version better than the one I built, which has extensions for the saw mounted to the bench. This version lets you get more use out of the bench as well as provided support for saw.

Well done.

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#12 posted 07-23-2012 01:48 AM

simple yet effective. I’ve got to make one of these. How deep, long and high are these?

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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