Miter Saw Cart
Miter Saw Cart
Make a miter saw cart from a single sheet of plywood! Has folding wings to stow away in tight spaces.
1 – sheet 3/4" plywood cut in half lengthwise into 24” x 96” strips.
1 – 2x2 @ 8 feet long
1 – 1x3 @ 12 feet long – or 2 8 footers
4 – plate mount caster wheels with locking brakes
2 – shelf hinge supports http://www.woodcraft.com/product/2001690/3177/12-shelf-width.aspx
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
2 – 3/4” plywood @ 24” x 36” (sides)
2 – 3/4” plywood @ 24” x 30” (shelves)
2 – 3/4" plywood @ 24” x 29 3/4" (leaves)
4 – 2x2 @ 24” (cleats)
4 – 1x3 @ 31 1/2" (supports)
It is very important to place the cleat the distance down from the top of plywood edge equal to your saw deck height. Measure carefully.
I'd also recommend attaching the shelves with 3/4" pocket holes and 1 1/4" pocket hole screws and glue, or brackets just to provide a little extra support.
NOTE: You can add extra shelves as well.
These will reinforce the joint. Another idea is to add more lower down, like a crate, and you could use the bottom shelf for scrap wood storage. Note that the bottom trim is mounted flush to bottom.
Mount your caster wheels to the bottom.
And then simply follow instructions to add the leaves to the sides with the hinges shelf supports. Take care to make sure the overall height of the leaf tops are flush with your saw deck.
Some ideas - add 2x2 with a appropriately trimmed yard stick on top as a quick measure fence for your miter saw to the tops of the leaves.