A Miter Saw Station for Many

August 13th, 2010 by
338 Comments

Sometimes being Woodworker’s Journal’s “Field” Editor, I feel like I’m way, way out in some field. What I mean here is, I’m one step removed from the day-to-day feedback we receive in our home office from readers about what we publish. A lot of mail comes in, but generally I don’t get to see it. I work from home, which is several states away.

Well, thanks to this blog, I’m getting quite a lot of feedback from you regarding the “Ultimate Miter Saw Stand” I built for the June 2010 print issue. It seems to be resonating well with many who are looking for a better place to put their miter saws. Lots of you are asking for a Cutting List to help build it, and I’m happy to forward a PDF to anyone that needs it. Just leave a comment and I’ll send it to you.  Click Here to download the Cutting List.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Due to the enormous amount of interest in this project, we have made the Ultimate Miter Saw Stand (including the plans for the entire project, the Cutting List, the correction listed below, and the plans for optional Scrap Bins) available as a Downloadable Plan in our online store. Click here to purchase and receive the plan immediately!

So, thanks for your interest in the project! When I designed it, I was a bit concerned that its overall size would be too big for many shops. That doesn’t seem to be a problem—or you are changing the proportions as needed to fit your space. Good deal!

Two more things in this regard:

1) Email us a photo of your completed Miter Saw Station if you build it. It’s always fun to show nice reader projects both here on the blog and in the “Letters” section of the print magazine. Your photo might give others a boost to get out there and build one for themselves.

2) There is one mistake in the Sides/Divider Panels drawing on page 42 that I’d like to point out (a reader caught it a while back): the spacing between the two shelf dadoes is 11 1/4″, not 18″ as originally appeared in the print magazine.

Lastly, if there are shop projects you’d like to see us design and build for future print issues, let me know in the comment section below. I’ll be happy to throw them into the collective hopper as we plan for the future. We’re always looking for fresh ideas.

Catch you in the shop,

Chris Marshall, Field Editor

EDITOR’S NOTE: Due to the enormous amount of interest in this project, we have made the Ultimate Miter Saw Stand (including the Cutting List, the correction listed above, and the plans for optional Scrap Bins) available as a Downloadable Plan in our online store. Click here to purchase and receive the plan immediately!

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338 Responses to “A Miter Saw Station for Many”

  1. Mike Kear says:

    Nice station – clean and well organised. And I like workshop pieces that are on wheels too, so i can rearrange my workshop as needs change. I dont need the plans, because i dont have a mitre saw. If I ever get one, I can use these pictures to draw up plans for a simliar one myself.

    How come all your offcuts are the same length?

  2. Chris Marshall says:

    Mike,

    Please check your email for the Miter Saw Station Cutting Diagram.Thanks for inquiring about the project!

    Best,

    Chris

  3. Chris Marshall says:

    James,

    Please check your email for the Miter Saw Station Cutting Diagram. Thanks for inquiring about the project!

    Best,

    Chris

  4. Chris Marshall says:

    Tony,

    Please check your email for the Miter Saw Station Cutting Diagram. Thanks for inquiring about the project!

    Best,

    Chris

  5. Paul says:

    Hi Chris, Could you please email your plans to me for the miter saw work station. Great design!

  6. Jim says:

    Great station. I’d like the cut list too. Thanks!

    Jim

  7. Chris Marshall says:

    JIm,

    Please check your email for the Miter Saw Station Cutting Diagram. Thanks for inquiring about the project.

    Best,

    Chris

  8. Chris Marshall says:

    Paul,

    Please check your email for the Miter Saw Station Cutting Diagram. Thanks for inquiring about the project.

    Best,

    Chris

  9. Brett Burleson says:

    I love this station and can’t wait to build one please send the pdf.

  10. Brian says:

    Hi Chris. Could you please email me your mitersaw workstation plans. It looks like a great design.

  11. Ted Morison says:

    Chris:
    I just sent you an email before I came to this site. Please forward me a cut sheet for the Ultimate Miter Saw Station.
    Thanks,
    Ted Morison

  12. Chris Marshall says:

    Ted,

    Please check your email for the Miter Saw Station Cutting Diagram. Thanks for inquiring about the project.

    Best,

    Chris

  13. Chris Marshall says:

    Brian,

    Please check your email for the Miter Saw Station Cutting Diagram. Thanks for inquiring about the project.

    Best,

    Chris

  14. Chris Marshall says:

    Brett,

    Please check your email for the Miter Saw Station Cutting Diagram. Thanks for inquiring about the project.

    Best,

    Chris

  15. Jeff Parshley says:

    I also would like the Miter Saw Station Cutting Diagram.

  16. Chris Marshall says:

    Jeff,

    Please check your email for the Miter Saw Station Cutting Diagram. Thanks for inquiring about the project.

    Best,

    Chris

  17. Jonathan says:

    Hi Chris,

    I too need the cut list and dimentions for your miter saw table.

    Thanks!

    Jonathan

  18. Chris Marshall says:

    Jonathan,

    Please check your email for the Miter Saw Station Cutting Diagram, and thanks for your interest in this project.

    Best,

    Chris

  19. Gilbert says:

    I’d love to have your Miter Saw Station Cutting Diagram. Been looking at different ones and this one seems to meet all the needs. Thanks.

  20. Chris Marshall says:

    Gilbert,

    We’ve just made all of the plans for the Miter Saw Station, including the cutting diagram, available for $7.95 as a downloadable plan. Here’s a link to find out more:

    http://woodworkersjournal.com/Ultimate_Miter_Station

    Thanks for inquiring about the project!

    Best,

    Chris

  21. [...] It is a copy of Chris Marshall’s in Woodworkers Journal from the June 2010 issue called the “Ultimate Miter Station.” Chris was very helpful when I had questions. It probably should not have been my first cabinet [...]

  22. chris says:

    I am very impressed with this miter saw station can you please send me the design?
    Chris

  23. Chris Marshall says:

    Chris,

    You can receive a complete set of plans for the Ultimate Miter Saw Station as a downloadable plan for $7.95:

    http://woodworkersjournal.com/Main/Store/Ultimate_Miter_Saw_Stand_86.aspx

    Thanks for your interest in the project!

    Best,

    Chris Marshall
    Field Editor

  24. [...] It is a copy of Chris Marshall’s in Woodworkers Journal from the June 2010 issue called the “Ultimate Miter Station.” Chris was very helpful when I had questions. It probably should not have been my first cabinet [...]

  25. Jack says:

    On or about Jan. 4 I will start building this “Ultimate” miter saw stand. While reviewing the original plans, I saw the measuring error (ie. 18 in) and just wandered if there are others discovered since? I don’t see any. If you have any hints, I’d appreciate those also. Thanks and Merry Christmas.

  26. Chris Marshall says:

    Jack, so far as I am aware, there have been no other errors revealed in the plans to date. Hope you enjoy building the Miter Saw Station, and please send photos of it into the magazine to earn your bragging rights! We’d love to see it. Thanks for writing in.

    Chris Marshall, Field Editor

  27. Jack says:

    Thanks, Chris.
    I have two questions:
    1. Where or how do I find photos that all these guys sent showing their miter saw stand? I guess that I’m missing something.

    2. I have not been able to find a suitable photo nor plans for a TV stand or cabinet for the net flat screens. Are they out?

  28. Kyle Audd says:

    Chris,

    Is the link in the article for the cutting diagram the same diagram you were emailing to previous request? Also, are the plans which are available for purchase very detailed or more of an overview?

    Thanks,

    Kyle

  29. keegan oldham says:

    hey Chris, nice project! i really like this design can you send me plans?

    thanks always,
    keegan oldham.

  30. Neal says:

    Really think this is a cool work station, and I would love to have a copy of the plans for this miter saw station!

  31. Matt says:

    What are the dimensions of this station? I may want to purchase the plans, but would like to know the dimensions first. Also, do you have a rough estimate of the cost of materials to build this station? I know it depends on where you get them, but I’m just talking about a ballpark figure. Thanks in advance.

  32. Bob says:

    Chris,

    Can you make the face frame of the cabinet first and then attach everything with Pocket hole joinery?

  33. shaun says:

    I have been looking for the right miter station for my garage workshop and this would be awesome to have. GREAT JOB!

  34. Jd says:

    Nice table!! is it too late to get the cutting plans and assembly diagrams?? Thanx.

  35. Desi says:

    Can you give me more detail on how the side dust port goes to the miter saw and location. I have the plans but I don’t see were the physical location are.

  36. Kieran says:

    How can i get plans of this

  37. Matt says:

    This is one of my favorite designs I’ve found. Are plans still available?

  38. Ray says:

    Hi I was looking for a Miter saw table and all I have seen was the same O same O until i seen yours first words was WOW I like , I’m looking to build one just got a miter saw and a 10″ table saw also looking to build one for it as well it would give my son and I a project to do together he is wanting me to teach him what I use to do with wood

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