DIY Miter Saw Bench!

I recently built my new DIY Miter Saw Bench!  Check it out!!

The plans to build the bench that it sits on are right HERE!

DIY Workbench with Miter Saw Station

Ahhh… It’s like my new very best friend!  I shared tips on customizing it to fit your own saw, but it fits my Ridgid 12″ Compound Miter saw perfectly 😉  I love the extra storage I have gained, and I especially love how my longer cuts are so much easier with the 7ft length of the miter saw station top!

 

We often get asked what our favorite, most-used tool is. I always answer the same… It’s my miter saw! I love it. I have had it on a stand for the last year or so, and decided it was time to build it a new home.

Check out my DIY Miter Saw Bench!

This is a really simple build with the right tools! Let’s get started!

After building the bench, you are ready for the top!

The miter saw station I built is made specifically to fit my Ridgid Miter Saw, but you can easily modify it to fit yours!

I started by building the fence first.

You can use a 1×8 cut into two pieces for this. Mine were 45″ and 14″. You may need to modify these lengths to fit your saw. I added ¾” pocket holes down one long side of these boards.

Next, I lined them up with the fence of the saw and attached it to the table top using 1 ¼” pocket hole screws.

Next, I measured the height from the top of the workbench to the cutting table of the saw. Mine was 4.625″.

If you are making this for a different saw, this is the measurement that is really important! You want your cutting surface to be even with the supports you are building to make sure you get straight cuts.

I knew I was going to use ¾” MDF for my wood supports, so I subtracted that thickness, leaving me with 3 ⅞”. I used my Ryobi circular saw to rip a board of the plywood to this thickness. I then cut that board into 12″ pieces. I added ¾” pocket holes to one side and bottom of each piece.

I used 1 ¼” pocket hole screws to attach each piece to the table top…

I spaced mine evenly apart, about every 12″. The two pieces to the right of the saw are 8″ apart.

The very final step is adding the MDF board to the top.

I cut mine at 40″ for the left side and 8″ for the right side. I did choose to angle these, but that is totally optional! I used brad nails to hold these top two pieces in place.

Whew! All done!

CLICK HERE to check out the free plans!!

~Whitney

  • Cindy Lor

    Love this plan! My husband and I plan on buying a sliding miter saw soon so we’ll be building this table for it when we get it. Thanks so much!

  • Brianne

    I can’t get the link to load the instructions. The Home Depot site opens, but won’t show pictures, and then the printable link says it’s not available. I was hoping to start this project today and can’t get the pictures/instructions. HELP PLEASE!

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  • Joel Mota

    Hey! Wanted to build this but looks like home depot took down the photos. Any way we could get those to help build this awesome saw table? THANK YOU!

  • Chuck Melton

    Hi, noticed the photos are gone from the Home Depot site on this great miter saw table,as I’m just about to start this project. is it possible to email me the plans with photos?

    • karla adams

      I would love to see the photos as well!!!

  • Ray Chahoud
    • Brianne

      Any chance you still have the plans for this? Home Depot has taken them off their site.

  • Amy Gray

    Love my new bench! Thanks so much for sharing such fabulous plans!

    • Brianne

      Any chance you still have the plans for this? Home Depot has taken them off the website and I’d like to build it.

  • Megan Christensen Czaikowski

    I found this project through Pinterest and my husband and I built it this weekend! We have a 12″ Hitachi miter saw, so we built the very top to suit our saw perfectly, but we love the stand!! I tried to upload pics from my phone, but they must be too large!

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  • giomerica

    Just what I need… Home Depot, here I come! ヅ

  • Justin

    I followed the instructions, mostly, and ended up with a fantastic miter saw workbench. Many thanks! I had to raise up my saw to accommodate taller shelves as they would have been < 3" otherwise. I also added a tamper resistant outlet (to keep out the saw dust) to the back of the fence with a 9' cord. This is perfect for the miter saw cord and gives me the additional plug to charge or use other tools. The only thing I have yet to find is a wire mesh tray similar to the one you used to hold your pencils.

    • nikki

      Amazing Job…I hope mine turns out at good at yours!!

  • Heather Dobell

    Love it. I think its time to get the mitre saw off the floor. Do you have any thoughts of how I can incorporate this with a Kreg Jig work station?? Many thanks!

  • Rolert

    Why is the upper table/cutting surface cut narrower than the lower table top?

    This results in the storage cubbies sides and the lower table base have a greater depth than their upper tops- Why?

  • Drew

    Built a slightly modified version. So happy. I made The unit a total of 8′ long. I made drawers under the extensions and added a four plug electrical box with a 50′ extension cord so I can roll this unit out into my driveway. Added a swing arm light for night time cutting!

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  • Nicolle Jansson

    After building two of the Kreg work benches and having my miter saw sitting on top of one….it just isn’t working for me….this bench is phenomenal….my new fall project for sure!

  • Jessi

    That’s funny. Right now, I am literally waiting for my husband to pull up to the house so we can go to HD and buy a miter saw. THIS IS AWESOME and I LOVE YOU TWO!

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