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 NOTE: For use as an assembly table we recommend a locking support as well
- 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)
Cut plywood into two strips 24" wide x 8 feet long. From these strips, cut one each 36", 30" and then the remainder for leaves to get all cuts from a single sheet of plywood.
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!
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.
It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.
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