table saw stand with drawers

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Project by cgm_md posted 02-28-2014 11:24 PM 5263 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For my first several projects, I didn’t have a table saw and had to make all my rip cuts at my father-in-law’s with his old Bosch. That got to be old fast. The wife surprised me with a Dewalt DW745 for Christmas! It was a gift worthy of a good stand.

This stand puts the saw at the exact height of my workbench, which can now double as an outfeed table. I glued maple runners to the bottom of the drawers so they both have hardwood sliding on hardwood, which makes for very smooth operation. The top drawer’s removable tray was an afterthought that occurred to me after watching some videos on making jewelry boxes. The last picture is of the much needed zero-clearance insert I made along the way.

This is the first time I have built a piece of furniture, shop or otherwise. Also the first time I’ve constructed drawers. All in all, I’m pretty pleased with the results, though there is plenty of room to improve.

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#1 posted 03-01-2014 12:37 AM

You should be pleased, that stand is very well thought out and looks sturdy. I like the lift out draw tray.

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Robert Tidwell

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#2 posted 03-01-2014 03:39 PM

Very nice :) I just bought a Dewalt 745 a few months ago and I love it, as a beginner woodworker. I may have to look into building a stand like this. I also like your zero clearance insert you made, I have been looking at them but have not jumped the gun on making one yet.

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#3 posted 03-01-2014 03:44 PM

Nice stand!

-- --Tom - Saint Francis, WI

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#4 posted 03-01-2014 03:48 PM

Looks like it’s doing the job it was designed for, well done.


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#5 posted 03-03-2014 02:06 AM

Nice. I also have this saw.

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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#6 posted 03-04-2014 01:23 PM


Nice stand, I have the same saw and am getting ready to build something for it. Thanks for sharing.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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