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Step 2

Cut the plywood panels

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With homemade saw guides, perfect cuts are a cinch.

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Step 3

Assemble the cabinet

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Secure the side panels to the top and bottom frames using screws and glue.

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Step 4

Add the top and bottom panels

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Carefully align the panels with the edges of the frames to ensure that the cabinet is square.

The heart of this miter saw stand is four frames: the top, bottom and two wings. They''s table. To determine the width of those boards, measure the height of your miter saw''t you wish you had a convenient place to do that?), then use glue and screws to assemble the frames (Photo 1). Predrill holes at the ends of the long frame sides (A) so they don''s at least 1/4 in. thick.

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  • The support wings, when extended, give you 7 ft. of working room. When closed, the cabinet takes up only 33 in.
  • The casters in back allow you to easily move the cabinet, while the legs in front keep it rock-solid when you''s a convenient space for your shop vacuum-super handy if that''s plenty of storage space for blades, wrenches and other miter saw gear.
  • At under $100, it costs far less than most store-bought stands-and has features they don''{"":[[300,250],[300,600]]}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":[[300,250],[3,3]],"":[[320,50],[300,250],[3,3]],"":[[728,90],[640,360],[3,3],[300,250]],"":[[970,250],[970,90],[728,90],[3,3],[300,250]]}''{"":"","":"","":""}''s back.

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Step 6

Secure the wings

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Install the hinges with the wing positioned as shown to give you the right hinge height.

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Step 7

Mount the brackets

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Cut the wing brackets and position the holes as shown in Figure A.

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Step 8

Position the cleats

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Secure the wings in the raised position using for 1 last update 2020/05/31 straight 2x4s and clamps, then mark the bottoms of the brackets. Position your cleats 1/4 in. above this mark.Secure the wings in the raised position using straight 2x4s and clamps, then mark the bottoms of the brackets. Position your cleats 1/4 in. above this mark.

Turn the cabinet upside down and install the two back casters. Use swivel or fixed versions depending on your needs. Lay the cabinet on its back and install the top face frame (J). Install the two the 1 last update 2020/05/31 face frame legs (K) as shown in Photo 5, cutting them so they extend past the bottom of the cabinet the same distance as the casters (in our case, 3-3/4 in.) Finally, install the bottom face frame (L), keeping it flush with the top of the plywood so the inside of the cabinet is easy to sweep out.Turn the cabinet upside down and install the two back casters. Use swivel or fixed versions depending on your needs. Lay the cabinet on its back and install the top face frame (J). Install the two face frame legs (K) as shown in Photo 5, cutting them so they extend past the bottom of the cabinet the same distance as the casters (in our case, 3-3/4 in.) Finally, install the bottom face frame (L), keeping it flush with the top of the plywood so the inside of the cabinet is easy to sweep out.

Secure the '' to the cabinet using 24-in. piano hinges (Photo 6). Set the wing frames on the cabinet while installing the hinges to give you the right hinge position (you want the hinge knuckle flush with, or slightly above, the top of the plywood). Cut the wing brackets (N) and rungs (P), then nail them into a U-shape. Drill 3/8-in. holes through the wing brackets and 5/16-in. holes in the sides of the wing frames as shown in Figure A, then connect them with 2-in. bolts (Photo 7). Install the wing panels (H) using glue and screws.

Lift the wings and support them in the open position by clamping two straight 2x4s to them as shown in Photo 8. This will give you the approximate correct '' position for the wings. Swing the wing brackets against the side of the cabinet and mark a line along the bottom (Photo 8). Swing the supports out of the way and install the cleats 1/4 in. above these marks; this extra 1/4 in. gives the wings the lift needed to create a flat surface. 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