Miter Saw Bench & Router Table

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Project by SgtRich posted 10-03-2014 03:34 PM 3315 views 13 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a better miter saw bench. last one was a re-claimed pallet turned into a cart.
This is simple and based on both the work bench I have built for home and work AND the miter/router bench I built at work.
The left and right bench top is approx. 51” x 22”. The left bench doubles as a router top as well. The left bench has t-tracks allowing a movable fence. The fence is versatile in that I can use it with a 3.5” tall fence or rotate it over and have 6.75” tall fence.
Nothing fancy on the wood. Left over Birch Ply, edged with a pine trim, ripped 2×4’s for frame, scrap MDF for bottom shelf (doesn’t even fit! it temp. don’t judge me haha)

This is still a work in progress. There are plans to hook a vacuum port to the fence, a router box under the top to capture chips, drawers, right bench fence, etc…..

BUT, it’s fully usable now and that works for me.

-- Every day in another opportunity to create something great.

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#1 posted 10-03-2014 04:11 PM

Very nice, Rich. If you don’t mind, I’d like to borrow your desgin for my basement shop.


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#2 posted 10-03-2014 04:17 PM

Great way to re-purpose space. And that router fence is huge. You definitely will not be running out of table space any time soon.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Brad, Texas,

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#3 posted 10-04-2014 10:29 AM

Very nice.. Do you have an air filter in the basement to prevent sawdust from escaping into the living space??

-- Carl W Richardson, Tennessee Woodworker

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#4 posted 10-06-2014 12:36 AM

Really digging that layout, I’ll definitely be copying it.

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#5 posted 10-06-2014 12:13 PM

I appreciate the comments.
you guys are welcome to steal the idea. The bench frame is copied from a Wood Magazine issue (where I found it), but you can find the plans here.

-- Every day in another opportunity to create something great.

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