Miter Saw Stand

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Project by April Wilkerson posted 01-31-2014 10:09 AM 6523 views 39 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m slowly but surly building things to get my shop into a more organized and functional state. My latest project was building this miter saw stand.

It’s made from 3/4” redoak plywood. Has a wingspan of 85” but is only 30.5” when closed. I made the wing support stop from 1/4” plywood so it would stop the wing in the same position every time but the gap would be minimal when the wings are collapsed.

I might go back later and add a fence to each wing so I can include a built in tape measure, but I haven’t decided yet.

If you need a miter saw stand and like mine, I’ve posted step by step instructions on how I built it on my personal blog.


-- Wilkerson

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#1 posted 01-31-2014 10:59 AM

Great work station

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#2 posted 01-31-2014 11:34 AM

Great job. Looks good

-- Remember, Jesus was a carpenter.

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#3 posted 01-31-2014 02:23 PM

Nice build, should work great for a small shop like mine.

-- George R. Forest, Virginia

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#4 posted 01-31-2014 04:33 PM

This is a fabulous use of space! I’ve seen several versions of mitre saw carts, but this is my favorite. I need one!

-- Tommy

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#5 posted 01-31-2014 04:53 PM

That is a great thought out stand. Nice build.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 01-31-2014 05:37 PM

I really like the stand, will have to check out your blog….

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#7 posted 01-31-2014 09:58 PM

nice miter saw stand…add some fences with tape measure and will find it even more valuable…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#8 posted 02-01-2014 02:56 AM

Nice! My miter station is about half way done. I’ll be adding adjustable fences with a tape, saves so much time not having to measure every single cut.

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#9 posted 02-01-2014 04:35 AM

Nice! It’s something I’ve wanted to do for some time just gotta try to regain more space.

Thanks for sharing.

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#10 posted 02-02-2014 01:32 PM

April! I haven’t been on LJs for a while. This morning, I saw your shelving unit to hold boxes of screws and now came across this! What else will I find? You haven’t built a house have you??? :) Good work on the miter station. A good tool or system like this will serve you well and it will be so great just to turn around and cut to length without having to set things up.

-- Tim Harrelson

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#11 posted 02-02-2014 04:50 PM

:) Thank you all for the nice compliments, it makes me feel great.

Jeff: I figured a tape measure would be real helpful but to be honest, I first used a miter saw a month ago and have never used one with a built in tape so I was having trouble incorporating it in the design. I figure I will get more familiar with my saw and stand then build one on later.

TimWood: Oh no, I haven’t built a house…yet. ; ) But I do have lots of plans for both my shop and my house. The more I learn the more projects I feel comfortable taking on.

-- Wilkerson

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#12 posted 02-04-2014 05:08 PM

Nicely done. I built a miter station very similar to yours and I did include the fences, tape measure, and a stop block I can move from one fence to the other. The stop block is very useful when making multiple cuts of the same length. I also added a hood over the saw and hook it up to my dust collector.

You will really enjoy working with this station, it just makes woodworking life easier and enjoyable.

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan



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#13 posted 04-18-2014 11:51 AM

Excellent miter-stand Wilker, you’re very talented. I need to get busy building my own this spring.

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