December 2, 2015 by Scott - Saws on Skates
Hey there friends! Today I’m continuing with my series on setting up a small workshop. We started few weeks ago when we looked at workbench ideas for a small workshop. This week we’ll look at 5 mobile space-saving miter saw stand plans, plus a bonus stationary stand. Each would be perfect for a small workshop. Looking for more small workshop setup ideas? Then check out how to make your tools mobile and maximize workshop space.
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Why would you want a dedicated miter stand? Because you know you’re guilty of this… you put your miter saw on your workbench to make some cuts, then move the miter saw to the floor, so you can assemble your project. Then you realize you cut one of the pieces too short, but your project is clamped on your workbench, so now you’re bent over cutting on the floor. Yup, we’ve all done it.
After you have a workbench, I would say a dedicated miter saw stand would be the next upgrade for your shop. No matter if you have a dedicated workshop or a space you can only use temporarily for DIY projects, I think one of these space-saving, easy to make DIY miter saw stands would be a great addition to your shop. With the exception of one, they are all on wheels, making it convenient to wheel out when you need it and store it when you don’t.
6 DIY Space-Saving Miter Saw Stand Plans for a Small Workshop
First up are three, let’s call them compact, miter saw stands that would be great for really small shops where space is at a premium.
If you’re into repurposing, these grills turned miter saw stands are an economical, recycled option.
Check out the Miter Saw Cart by Lady Goats. It’s an easy to make, straight forward design on wheels… ideal for a small workshop.
Similar in size to the Lady Goats miter cart, the Fix This Build That Mobile Miter Saw Station features a compact, space-saving design with some bonus handy options.
These options from Shanty 2 Chic and The Pursuit of Handyness are great for shops with a little more space.
Have the space to dedicate to a stationary miter stand? Here’s an option from Chief’s Shop. This stand is actually three separate plans, the base, extensions and hood. You can build them as you need them or as finances allow, or build it all at once.
Thank you for stopping by to check out my DIY Miter Saw Stand roundup.