To complement our workbenches tutorial, we are going to show you how to make a movable miter saw workbench.
This cabinet fits in-between the DIYG workbenches, highlighted in our work bench tutorial, and is constructed to hold a miter saw. The miter saw workbench will be shorter than the 2 workbenches so that it is the perfect height to make clean cuts.
Building a stand or bench for your saw will allow you to be more efficient and accurate, which is something that is valuable to any shop or project. This cabinet also gives you more storage for your tools and other items.
Why build when you can buy? A manufactured miter saw stand can cost hundreds of dollars while building your own can save you some money and it is completely customizable. This Allows you to modify it to suit your needs. The best part? The pride you will have knowing you built it yourself.
Let’s get started!
For this project we calculated for a 33”hx24”dx36”w workbench
You can find these items in any local home improvement store. At the bottom of this article we have provided some links to make locating these items easier.
Keep a 24” level handy throughout this project and continuously check to make sure each piece is level.
If you don’t have a table saw you can rent one from Home Depot. You can also ask Home Depot or Lowe’s to cut the wood according to your measurements if you bought the wood there.
DIYG Safety Tip:
When using a table saw, NEVER stand behind the table saw. The wood can get bound in the saw and kick the wood back toward you resulting in serious injury and even death! Always stand to the side of the wood and push it through with a push block NOT your hands.
Allow for ¼” gap between cabinet doors so they do not rub against each other over time.
for a smoother cut, cut the countertop from the underneath side. This will prevent too many chips in the finished side.