Quick & Easy DIY Miter Saw Station

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Introduction: Quick & Easy DIY Miter Saw Station

About: Find me on YouTube and Instagram (@robertjkeller)!

I wanted to build a miter saw station, but I wanted it to be really easy, not very time consuming, and not too expensive. Here’s what I came up with!

Step 1: Cutting and Assembling the Legs

Using the miter saw, I cut 16 pieces of 2x4 to 33 inches. This will result in an overall bench height of approximately 33 3/4 inches, so adjust the leg height up or down according to your preferences.

After cutting, I used 2-1/2 inch construction screws to attach the short end of one leg piece to the face of another. This will result in 8 90-degree leg pieces.

Step 2: Cutting and Assembly the Side Braces

I cut 8 pieces of 2x4 to 20 7/8 inches. I was careful to make the sides just under 21 inches so that half of a 4x8 sheet of plywood would be enough to cover both benches (keep in mind that the total depth will be 20 7/8 + the width of the front and back braces). If the benches are deeper than 24 inches, more than one sheet of plywood will be needed to complete the project.

I made sure everything was flush and square, then attached 2 side pieces to each pair of legs, making 4 leg assemblies as shown in the picture. The lower side pieces are about 8 inches from the bottom of the legs.

Step 3: Attaching Leveling Feet

Depending on how flat the floor is in your workshop, you may want to add leveling feet to the workbench since a level surface is so important to making cuts with the miter saw. My garage is very far from flat, so I installed these leveling feet that I bought on Amazon. The needed hardware was included.

Step 4: Cutting and Assembling the Front and Back Braces

The length of the back and front braces will depend on your specific space and layout. I cut mine to 6 feet. After cutting them to length, I attached them to the leg assemblies with construction screws.

I also used a spacer to add front and back bracing pieces 8 inches off the ground.

At this point I had a pair or workbenches without tops on them.

Step 5: Cutting and Attaching the Plywood Tops

I used a track saw to cut a 3/4 inch thick sheet of plywood to 2 foot wide, 6 foot long tops for the benches. I also cut a piece that was 23 inches wide for the miter saw to rest on.

You could simply screw the tops into the frames of the benches from the top, but to avoid the screw heads being exposed, I drill pocket holes into the frame to attach the tops.

Step 6: Attaching the Miter Saw Section

I installed a front and back piece to attach the two workbenches. I made sure that I installed these pieces at the height of my miter saw plus 3/4 of an inch— in other words, once I add the plywood on top of these braces, my miter saw will be exactly flush with the tops of the workbenches. This height will vary depending on the make/model of your miter saw.

Step 7: Positioning and Securing the Miter Saw

Lastly, I set the miter saw in place and used the track from my track saw to ensure that the miter saw was 90 degrees perpendicular to the workbenches. I did this by placing the track up against the miter saw fence and measuring from the front of the workbenches to the track saw and adjusting until the measurements were equal. Then I used construction screws to attach the miter saw to the plywood underneath it.

Step 8: Done!

That’s it! Easy, right? Check out the video for clarification, it’s a really simple process. I hope this was helpful— check out my YouTube channel for other projects.

youtube.com/robertjkeller

Good luck!

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10 Discussions

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CMLion
CMLion

2 months ago

I really like this! Clean and simple, but can be expanded as skills and needs arise.

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reneemachat
reneemachat

2 months ago on Introduction

I love this! Just made it today, and its perfect for my space. thank you!

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SteveM487
SteveM487

Question 8 months ago

Hi, firstly thank you for sharing this it is exactly what I was looking for. My question is, I’ve made the benches to the design, however with the 24” side braces and the top brace on the outside of the legs I have ended up with a top width of 28” which is too wide for a std ply sheet. Have I done something wrong. Thanks Steve

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OutofPatience
OutofPatience

1 year ago

Classy, minimal, and efficient...and with clear instructions...thanks!

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RickB116
RickB116

1 year ago

nice build - any plans to add a continuation to the rail of the miter?

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beautyblog
beautyblog

1 year ago

really nice ahahaha :D

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Killawhat
Killawhat

1 year ago

Looks like a pretty easy build. I haven't really got the space at the moment for something like this. Have you got any plans for utilising the space under the benches?

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BjF3
BjF3

1 year ago on Step 8

Wowser... You made that build look so easy! Nicely done and I'm going to use this as a starting point for my new bench build. Thanks a ton for making this structable!

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

1 year ago

Nicely done! Love how clean it looks, too. I definitely need one of these. :D