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Posted on Pro's and Con's of 2x4 frame vs plywood miter saw station / work bench

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RichBolduc

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#1 posted 02-03-2018 12:21 PM



Depending on where you are in your learning woodworking journey, as well as how ambitious you feel, 2×4 construction is a far less demanding application when it comes to needed precision. I ve built cabinetry a bit before with decent results and feel confident about doing so again, but it just so happens that I m about to build a miter station and I ve found the one I m going to base mine on. It s built with 2×4s.

The one I m basing mine on is Bob Claggett of I Like To Make Stuff s recent station build video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKsWGZrVeg0
He also has an “improvements” video as well:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_tTy1fnVsQ

It s straightforward, solid, functional and leaves future mods up to the user as you and I figure out how what we do with it in reality, differs what we thought we d do before we built it. ;) Much like you stated above, I intend to make rolling thingy holders for underneath.

- WimP

His is actually one of the many I watched videos on. He has a lot of features on his that I like.

Rich


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