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Forum topic by tommyc325 posted 05-11-2021 01:36 AM 221 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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tommyc325

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05-11-2021 01:36 AM

Hi Everyone

So i moved into a new shop recently and im building out some shop furniture. Next on my list is a large miter saw station. This project will need about 9 4×8 sheets of plywood.

With lumber prices at an all-time high, i could really use some help and suggestions on what’s going to be the best stock to use. As i noted this is shop furniture, so it doesn’t need to look pretty (but it shouldn’t look like garbage either). It mainly needs to function.

Can the community make some suggestions with pricing per sheet as well.

Thank You


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#1 posted 05-11-2021 02:01 AM

Do you have a picture of the design you want to use? For me design dictates material used. Even if just a sketch. Give my single operating brain cell something to ponder. LOL

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#2 posted 05-11-2021 02:15 AM

Here’s the rough skeleton of the station.

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#3 posted 05-11-2021 02:25 AM

Thanks, will this be mobile or fixed? All my benches / stations are made with 2×4’s cut in half and a frame for top and bottom made. Then plywood sides, or even 3/4 OSB. For the middle ones you go from top top bottom and just add cross boards to attach plywood to. Top I use a piece of 3/4 plywood as base, then a piece of 3/4 MDF. Cut down to side and edge band with 3/4 pine or oak. Then add Formica to the top. Makes for a stable surface with a durable top.

Here is small version for a single bay cabinet I made last year. It is on it’s side to show top framing.

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#4 posted 05-11-2021 02:27 AM

I use import birch or AC pine plywood. Most of the time the AC.

UV prefinished is great too. Very slick if that matters.

Prices are what they are. I still wouldn’t let that dictate too much. If you plan on keeping it awhile, its still pretty cheap.

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