The following instructions are meant to be your guidance in making your own miter saw table. The table can be used both in a shop or a job site. Although you can actually buy a miter saw table, you can save lots of bucks by making your own table. The steps are easy to follow and the pictures are there to visualize the steps for you:
#1 Measure the Deck of the Saw
Find the exact measurement of the height of the outfeed and infeed tables. The height measurement should be the same with the saw deck’s depth to make sure the support is seamless. To get an accurate measurement, use a marking gauge to measure the flat surface to the saw deck’s top.
#2 Mark the Plywood
Make the mark of the project pieces on the plywood sheet: one sheet of ¾” plywood for all the needed wood and two sides for 4 panels and 2 top pieces. After that, cut the pieces and use the remaining pieces to make any necessary smaller pieces. The cuts should cover at least 2 sides of 9”x8”and 4 box ends of 9”x16”.
#3 Put a Mark for the Notches
Make a sign on the two-side pieces for marking the location of the notches. Mark the depth of the notch using the measurement from step one. Make sure that the notch’s width is the same with the width of miter saw’s swing bevel with additional or plus 6”.
#4 Make Crosscuts and Plunge Cuts
Using the measurement from step one, set the fence of the table saw to the right depth. For the crosscuts, do it with a circular saw. Use a hand saw to finish cutting the notch out.
#5 Attach the Table Top and Connect the Table Corner
Find a flat and large surface to place the two-side pieces upright. Place the box ends between the pieces. Then, keep the miters square by screwing gussets into the table corners. Before putting the table top, remove the gussets and screw the corners. Then, put the top on every box.
#6 Attach Skids to the Saw
First, take some leftover plywood and then make two skids. One skid is for comprising two pieces (the bottom and the top). To make sure the skid fits the box sides easily, the bottom skid needs chamfering. Next, use ¾”plywood to measure the chamfered skid’s end. Finally, secure the position of skids by screwing them and also by screwing the skids to the saw.