A Miter Saw Station for Many

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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341 thoughts on “A Miter Saw Station for Many

  1. Looks great to me. I really like the bench being on wheels. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I do not have a Miter saw. But I do have a Radial Arm Saw. I think I am going to take the project plans and work them over a bit to incorporate my Radial Arm into it. A challenge but it looks easy enough to me.

  3. Looks great – I’ve been looking for a mobile station to build for my garage and this looks to fit the bill (with a few small modifications of course). Would be much appreciated if you could send the instructions / cut list.


  4. I’m in the middle of remodeling my basement, complete with a small workshop to complement my garage (which in a matter of a half hour can go from ‘car parking’ to ‘full wood shop’ thanks to portable tools!). I’d been thinking about a bench similar to this for the basement, and would love the plans!

  5. I was just browsing for ideas for a mitre saw stand. This is exactly what I was looking for! I would love to get the plans!

  6. I’d love to have the PDF and see if I can find some space to my setup to add a workstation like this. Thanks!

  7. Please, please send the cutlist! This is one of the best miter saw stations I’ve ever seen, and looks quite amenable to customization.

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  9. Newbie at wood working.. recently acquired a Miter saw could really use a “mobile station for it.
    Thanks in advance for the cutting list.

  10. Chris, is the Cutting List you mentioned the same as the “Material List” shown on page 43 in the June 2010 issue of Woodworker’s Journal? If not, I’ll take a copy of the pdf please. Thanks!

  11. Chris:
    I would like a PDF of the material list along with the cut list and plans. When I saw this mitre saw station it has all the features one would ever need.

    Anthony Fees

  12. Love the mitre station. Would like to build it. Please send the cutting list. Love your magazine….

  13. Chris,

    I liked the looks of the miter saw mobile work station when I saw it in the print issue and would appreciate your sending the cut list via email. I think it will fit right in in a space I have in my shop. Thanks,

  14. Chris;

    I received your cutting diagram and list. Is the overall assembly drawing available in PDF format and if so please forward it to me.

    Thanks very much.


  15. Tom,

    The rest of the drawings you’ll need are provided in the June print issue of the magazine. The cutting diagram you just received from me supplements those drawings.



  16. Miter Saw Station, would appreciate you sending me the cut list via email I will look at the june issue. Thank you

  17. Chris,

    I just bought the June issue and I am looking forward to building this mitre saw station. I am wondering if you could tell me how many pieces of the 3/4 plywood it took to get all the pieces. If you have a diagram I would appreciate it if you could email that to me. If not no worries, but I think having that diagram would cut down on extra trips to the hardware store.

    Thanks for sharing the project, looks very functional for a smaller shop.


  18. Andrew,

    Check your email for the Miter Saw Station Cutting Diagram.

    Thanks, and good luck with the project!


  19. Dennis,

    Check your email for the Miter Saw Station Cutting Diagram.

    Hope you enjoy building the project!


  20. Hi Chris,
    Could I get the pdf as well? Also I’m surprised the magazine does not sell PDF’s of the print issue. I’d much prefer to keep an electronic copy vs the magazine itself. Maybe an fyi for your editors.

  21. Thanks for posting this…thinking I will build a semi-stationary version and add my radial arm saw to it…

  22. Steve,

    Please check your email for that Cutting Diagram PDF.

    Hope you enjoy building the project!



  23. I have a Crafsman 12″ sliding compound mitersaw that tilts to the right. Will my saw fit in this stand OK?

  24. Pete, it’s hard to say without measuring the saw and how much space it takes up swinging left and right. The stand might also have a wider footprint than a fixed compound miter saw. But, you could always change the size of the sliding carrier the saw sits on as well as the side support tables to accommodate it. I would guess your saw’s sliding rails will also extend past the back of the Miter Saw Station, so you’d have to keep the Station pulled out some from the wall.

    Hope this helps,


  25. Chris, Thank you for your reply. My 12″ SCM saw fits nicely on the stand but, like you said I have to keep it pulled out from the wall a little. I saw in the HD ad today where they have a Ridgid WD1278 5HP shopvac on sale for 29.99. That’s 48% off.
    Should fit nicely in my stand. It looks like the one you have in your stand.
    Thanks again for your comment/s.

  26. I am planning on reworking my shop and this stand looks like it will fit in nicely. Please send me the pdf cut list. Tks

  27. I just saw this project. It looks great! Like another responder, I have a radial arm saw that I would like to adapt to this. Any recommendations? I, too, would like to have a PDF and cutlist of the project.


  28. I saw the article and thinking of building it. I intend to install more drawers for storage of other tools and supplies. Would appreciate the cutting diagram.

  29. Sirs:

    I too would like a PDF Diagram and a cutting – materials list.
    I had the June 2010 issue but (believe it or not because this sounds an awful lot like “the dog ate my homework”) but my cat had a hairball and well…….. the magazine didn’t fair well shall we say:)

    Thank you. I will be more than happy to send a pix when done….an example of a 61 yr old gal’s handywork.

  30. Looks great. I would like a copy of the cut list and plans if you have them. I’ll need to change some dimensions to fit into my garage but can definitely use the basic plans. Thanks

  31. Hi Chris, great looking miter saw station! I would really appreciate it if you would send me a copy of the project PDF. Thanks in advance.

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