Miter saw table

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Project by Melman posted 09-07-2013 03:56 AM 1846 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first project that I have posted here on Lumberjocks. Thanks to all of your advice that you’ve given me in the short time that I have been here.

I wanted to make a table for my miter saw, so I got some ideas from you. The dimensions are 22” wide, 24” deep and 38” from the cutting table to the floor. I had a bunch of scrap, so I decided to make it out of that, rather than buy new lumber. In fact, some of the dimensions were dictated by what I had on hand. For example, the shelf inside is a little short…I made the best with what I had. The top and bottom are 3/4” plywood and the sides are 1/2” OSB. I’m not a fan of using OSB for this type of project, but I didn’t have any plywood long and wide enough.

I left the top side edges unfinished, as I will eventually add “wings” to extend the fence on both sides.

The miter saw is a Chicago Electric 12” that I picked up from Harbor Freight Tools. I changed the blade out for the Freud Diablo 80 tooth before I even plugged it in (another great idea from you). It’s not pretty, but it’s functional.

Once again, I sincerely appreciate the ideas and advice that you all have given me.

-- "All good stories cost you blood or money" - Pat Finney

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#1 posted 09-07-2013 11:49 AM

Looking good! Like the idea of using scrap wood for certain projects – it works just fine!

-- Dave in Minnesota - If it ain't broke, improve it!

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#2 posted 09-08-2013 12:10 AM

....I made the best with what I had. You’ve got the right idea right there. Using scraps is a smart way to go, saves money, and, sometimes, gives the mind a workout. Great looking project, keep them coming.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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