In love with my new miter saw stand and work benches

Submitted by seahawklvr on Fri, 11/27/2020 - 05:58

We purchased a fixer up house that requires a complete gut but the property came with a detached shop! I quickly realized I needed to get the shop cleaned up and organized so it would be easier and more efficient to work on projects for the house. I am a beginner as far as I am concerned and even though this was rated as an intermediate level build, as long as you take your time, it’s definitely doable for a beginner. The plans called for staples but since I just had a Brad nailer, I just used that and it worked fine. I did have one fail, and that was that I had a 1x2 to hang my clamps on but I placed it too far near the outside of the mobile work bench and when I went to store the work bench under the miter stand, the clamps prevented it from sliding in so I had to reposition it. Other than that, it was perfect and as soon as I save up for my Ryobi table saw then I will position it on one of the work benches. Because of the raise in the cost of lumber dut to COVID, the cost was probably twice as much as it should’ve been but I still feel I couldn’t have purchased a huge miter saw station and two mobile work stations for less than I spent on building this. Besides, I can be proud that I built this myself!

Estimated Cost
$325
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Finish Used
Behr Marquee #MQ6-22 Gateway gray in satin enamel
I found it more cost effective to purchase a 6 pack of handles vs purchasing 4 individual handles. Now I have two spares for a project down the road.
The Caster Wheels were Moogiitools 3” locking from Amazon and were @$50 for 8 wheels. Very smooth and heavy duty
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

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