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Ultimate Miter Saw Stand - Downloadable Plan

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For all sorts of cross- and angle-cutting tasks, a miter saw is a woodworker's friend. But, to really maximize its potential, you need a good home base for your saw - and that's what this project delivers. The stand is a full 8 ft. long, in order to provide generous support tables on either side of the saw. They'll help you cut down long stock with ease. The support table fences are equipped with Kreg's aluminum track system and flip stop, for setting up precise cutoff lengths or carrying out repetitive cutting jobs.

You'll also notice that the saw is mounted on a center platform that slides back and forth and locks in place. It enables you to mount a backup board directly to the saw's metal fences for tearout free cutting, then align the saw flush with the project's fixed fences. When you need to tilt the machine for bevel cuts, just pull the platform forward of the fences and tip the saw as usual. No versatility lost here.

(1) Downloadable Ultimate Miter Saw Stand Plan
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Brand Woodworker's Journal
4.0 / 5.0
59 Reviews
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Looks great in the shop
Had a cabinetmaker friend build this for me, excellent addition to my shop
May 24, 2020
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Miter Saw Stand build plan
Easy on-line process. Plan is easy to follow and provide sufficient detail for purchase of materials.
April 20, 2020
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great design
I build this and it is a great design. Used the Kreg rails and stops.
April 4, 2020
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Miter saw stand
Just what I need in my garage/workshop.
June 12, 2019
1 year ago
Good plans. I modified it to meet my needs and wants. Great for getting the idea on what you want to build
Changed it for my needs but it is a good starting point to make your own
Changed it for my needs but it is a good starting point to make your own
March 19, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Warning to Bosch Miter Saw Owners!
Loving this build so far. I actually started on the table before my new Bosch CM10GD 10” miter saw arrived and I didn’t even check to see if it would fit (my bad!). I now have the table built (minus some finishing, doors, scrap bins, and top rails) and have realized the saw (barely!) doesn’t fit.

If you’re planning on using the CM10GD, you have two options:
1. Edit the plans to give you about 1/2” more width in the middle section.
2. Cut out the lip on both sides of the miter saw base. Each lip is about 1/4” and comes off pretty easily with a jigsaw.

Regardless of what you do, you’ll also have to cut out a chunk from the back. I’m not worried about this as I’ll just cut out a rectangular chunk and then add some of the trim to make it look like it was part of the build.
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Fit after cutting off the handle “lips” on the saw base.
January 23, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
I haven't built it yet. But it is the ideal plans for my shop.
January 9, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
More than sufficient
The plans are well laid out and well presented. The miter stand itself is fleshed out with added details that are not really necessary but nice to have _ storage boxes for cut offs for example. It's a good piece, and the plan is more than sufficient to get it built.
November 23, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great plans, well laid out easy to follow.
July 1, 2018
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great project
The project would have been great as drawn and designed, but what's the fun in that. I made a couple of small changes. Doors over all the shelf openings and pull out drawers on guides instead of bins. Also, I extended the back panel up about an inch to create a lip in the back so things wouldn't roll off.
I made a few adjustments to the overall design.  It would have been great as drawn.
Added lip to the back so things wouldn't roll off.
Doors on all the shelves
January 6, 2018
over 2 years ago
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
August 2020 issue referred to it.
Wayne P on Jul 6, 2020
I need a miter saw table for my shop
Henry H on Jun 21, 2020
August 2020 issue referred to it.
Wayne P on Jul 6, 2020
To simplify building a miter station for my shop.
David C. on Jun 28, 2020
I need a miter saw table for my shop
Henry H on Jun 21, 2020
Best plan I've seen
Jim M on Jun 13, 2020
I like the dust collection system
Kenneth A on Jun 13, 2020
Getting started with woodworking and want professional plans for workshop furniture
Kirk S on May 23, 2020
I need to build a miter saw station. Need ideas.
Rob S on May 19, 2020
Like all of the features of this design!!!
Mark B on May 7, 2020
Had Everything I was looking for.
James S on May 4, 2020
To look at immediately
Jason C on Apr 21, 2020
Needing a good stand. Like what this one accomplishes
Tbird on Apr 18, 2020
I an building it
Jason J on Apr 18, 2020
i wanted it
rebecca d on Apr 14, 2020
Looks like a good starting point to what I want/need.
Vestal T on Apr 5, 2020
Sold my present set-up and building this modified to greater length with 8 rollers and no Kreg fence.
Wilfred on Apr 1, 2020
I have limited space in my garage for woodworking so chose this miter saw stand for it's layout and movability.
MEL H on Mar 30, 2020
Looking for an adaptable station that is not too complex to build.
Anthony M on Mar 23, 2020
I have been looking at miter saw stands on Youtube for over a week. I just came across this plan and it really stands out from all I've looked at. This will be the saw stand I go with.
Herbert K on Mar 19, 2020
Need a miter station and this looks great
Casey P on Mar 8, 2020
Building a work shop, this would be a perfect addition.
Robert M on Feb 29, 2020
I took a look at the examples others have posted about this plan and I wanted to learn from it.
Nathan B on Feb 4, 2020
I just bought a really nice miter saw and your plan looked executable. I liked your Adirondack plan I previously bought.
James C on Jan 28, 2020
I liked the design. And even if it is a big project it did not look too complicated.
ROBERT B on Jan 20, 2020
i need to build one of these
Michael P on Jan 15, 2020
The video was so compelling.
Truly M on Jan 11, 2020
build a better miter saw stand
Catherine C on Jan 6, 2020
Getting serious about my woodworking. This will be made to accommodate my new Dewalt DWS 780.
Gary M on Dec 31, 2019
I wanted to build a miter saw stand.
Larry M on Dec 27, 2019
Gregory F on Dec 20, 2019
Like design
Ron D on Dec 13, 2019
have been looking for something like this
Jerry D on Nov 20, 2019
Nice looking work area
MICHAEL R on Oct 28, 2019
Looks like a good plan
Bradley B on Oct 21, 2019
home improvement project
Troy T on Oct 16, 2019
I like the simplicity of the design and it has casters on it for mobility in my shop.
Tim O on Oct 16, 2019
Perfect size for my needs
Steve P on Oct 2, 2019
I need it!?
Jacob M on Oct 1, 2019
Look like it will work great for a small shop
charles a on Oct 1, 2019
I've been searching for a solid solution to place my miter saw along with so many other items. This looks very promising plus it has casters. Nice!
Ciro C on Sep 23, 2019
RYan M on Sep 9, 2019
Building for my garage
Mischa R on Sep 6, 2019
Need to make room
Wade M on Sep 4, 2019
Needed something portable and small. I will modify these plans to fit my needs.
Tommy on Aug 31, 2019
I love working with wood
Arnold D on Aug 26, 2019
Ideal for organizing my shop.
Brenda Q on Aug 15, 2019
Robert S on Aug 14, 2019
It was what I was looking for and easy to modify.
MATHEW M on Aug 14, 2019
Building my own, plans are close to my needs.
George s on Aug 12, 2019
I am the process of building a new shop. The plans are similar to what I had envisioned making and then seeing how other woodworkers had modified the plans to best suit their situations, I could do the same.
Charles T on Aug 2, 2019
Features; sturdy table
Scott W on Jul 29, 2019
To simplify building a miter station for my shop.
David C. on Jun 28, 2020
Best plan I've seen
Jim M on Jun 13, 2020
How detailed are the plans? How many pages? Does it include a cut list and source links for the hardware?
John B on Dec 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The plan is fairly detailed but you will spend the most time determining the size of your sled to fit the miter saw you have. The dimensions listed in the cut sheet are dead on. This is a large project and will take some time. The face frame is the most difficult part, getting it to fit and then nailing it into place once you have screwed it together. When installing the face frame you want to make sure you have a reveal around the cabinet box for the hinges for the door. He has you order face frame hinges and with the 1 1/2 in face frame up against the 1 1/2 in plywood which will be undersized a bit you don't have much of a lip. I ended up drilling a small hole so the point on the
hinge back will fit on the back side of the face frame. I wish he would have devoted more time on installing the Kreg Trak and Cut and finishing the bench. My shop floor is concrete and a little slick so I put a castor with a lock in the middle along with the ones on the edges.
How much is the material for this?
A shopper on Jun 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: If you have all the necessary router bits/Dado blades, I'd estimate approximately $350 for the lumber, $50 for the casters. I modified the plans a bit (no doors for the vacuum cabinet, no drawers, no hard-wired electrical connection, etc.) but if you follow plans to the letter you should spend about $600
depth of project? will a sliding compound miter saw fit?
Dan J on May 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 24" depth. Yes this can be use for all type of miter saws.
What are the overall dimensions of the table?
Tyler on Oct 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: approximately 96" x 26 x38
Height from floor to top of saw table??
Gene K on Apr 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It is approximately 40" high
Can anyone provide the info on the sliding/locking hinges that the top platform move on? I am curious how they work before committing to this design.
Michael W on Jul 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Michael, very simple design that works well. Slots cut into the table allow a couple of bolts with washers to pass through. Small knobs (Rockler sells these for very little) secure the platform in place or can be loosened to move platform and saw forward for cutting meters.
What tools/router bits will I need to build this?
Rebecca W on Jan 27, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Not sure, I paid a cabinetmaker friend to build it for me :)
what size shop vac fits in the cabinet? Or, better yet, what are the interior dims of the center cabinet?
Robert G on Aug 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: the size of the center compartment is 23.5" deep x 24" high x 26" wide
If this is anything like "woodworker's journal" plans for the lumber rack I'm going to be mad I waisted another $7.95. Anyone else have the same experience with their downloadable plans?
Heather T on Oct 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I found the plans to be complete and error-free. I modified them a bit - didn't make the drawers for example - but for what I needed the plans were fine.
Does anyone know the depth of the dadoes for the side and divider panels(from material list #1). The plans show where they go and the width but not the depth?
Bill T on Dec 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: 3/8 inch
Where do I find the larger sized lumber for this project? What kind of wood was used?
Mark A on Sep 28, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I bought 3/4” red oak plywood from Lowes
They rough cut it for FREE into manageable lengths and widths
How many sheets of plywood does it need?
John on Nov 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: 2 full sheets of 4x8 3/4 inch
Why does it say not available for shipping to your area? Isn’t this mitre table plan downloadable?
Deena C on Jul 3, 2019
Do the plans contain DXFs or just a pdf with dimensions?
Rneld on Mar 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This is a reprinted magazine article
How can someone on a budget trim the cost of this bench? I like the design but was taken aback by the $300-$350 final cost. Thanks.
Karen M on Dec 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You can skip all the shelves & such. Make it out of just 2x4s & couple sheets of plywood. Be bare bones but you can do without all the fluff.
Will this plan accommodate a radial arm saw?
James G on Nov 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: As is, it may be a bit narrow (depth-wise) for that purpose. With that said i’m Sure with some modification you could adapt it as it is designed specifically to incorporate the table that’s part of a miter saw. For a RAS, you would want completely flat top without the recessed area for a miter saw.
I have a Bosch 12SD which is 26 1/2" wide. Looking at these plans, the top panel is 26 3/4 but it is dadoed into the sides. The moving section is 26". Am I wrong or do i need to bump that middle section out a inch at least and adjust the face frame and all accordingly. Does that make sense? Anyone use these plans with the Bosch saw?
Robert L on Apr 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It would be wise to do so. I have the same saw on this table and it is tight when making 45 degree cuts. I should have altered that section. Instead I had to pull the saw out another inch or two as to allow the handle enough room for the large angle cuts. Hope this helps. MDWSR
how necessary is the dust channel to the left of the saw?
sloricky on Apr 3, 2020
BEST ANSWER: If you want the ultimate in dust collection the dust chute is of great benefit. However dependent on the design of the dust collection on the saw, the shop vac may be sufficient. The Bosch compound miter saw has a particularly efficient collection system, but even then it does not capture all the dust.
What is the depth of the dadoes on the upper shelf, center divider side and the saw support side? The dadoes will be on both sides of the 3/4 inch panel so they cannot be 3/8 inch deep. Thanks!
George P on Jan 7, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I had the same thought. After some tesesrch, I found that each boxes are built separately, meaning 2 x 3/4 panels with dado on each side.
How do you ensure your saw table (top) is flush with the top sides of this table? Do you measure the height of your saw foot to table face and account for that measurement when building the sled in the middle?
MrInternet on Feb 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: You're exactly right, as prescribed by the plans. I build a sled that is slightly under the height of my saw bed. I then attached a bolt and double-nut to the sled. My saw actually rests on the nut that sits just above the sled height. That way, if I need to adjust down the road I simply turn a nut a bit....and any of the four corners can be independently raised or lowered.
Will this accommodate a 12” saw? In the magazine there is no cutlist, does the downloadable plans come with one?
Bill T on Dec 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes it will accommodate most saws. The directions explain how to modify it for your individual saw. Yes it comes with a cut list.
Is there video of the assembly around? The only video I see is the overview.
Patrick R on Jun 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I bought the video a couple years ago for the plans to the miter saw movable stand. I didn't follow the plan exactly as drawn, put picked up several tips that enhanced my second miter saw I use in my shop. It was well worth the $7.95 and a time saver to get to a finished stand. Marc R.
Is the base of this station a torsion box, or just parallel ribs? I am worried about the bottom platform deflecting on an uneven floor.
event on Dec 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Just parallel ribs, but with the 3/4 ply base, perimeter ribs and 6 heavy duty casters, there is no real danger of bowing (unless you really load the storage with very heavy items) But if you just use it for scrap wood, (or in my case, tool and jig storage) the design is plenty beefy and holds up well.
Has anyone made this project for the Festool Kapex miter saw?
PrimeTime on Apr 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I haven't (that saw is a little out of my price range!) but the plans are easily customizable for any saw. I had to modify the plans a little for my Craftsman miter saw, but it's easy to do.
is Chris Marshal able to help me modify the plans to accommodate a router and possibly sanding table that can be interchangeable with the miter saw?
Walter on Mar 27, 2016