|Project by Kaleb the Swede||posted 04-12-2016 12:01 PM||2536 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
My Dad got me a nice miter saw for my birthday a few months back. I had it on a cheap moving cart that I would wheel outside the garage to make cuts on. It worked fine but I wanted to have it close by to set things on and cut and ready to use.
I found on woodworkers journal a “Space Saving Miter Saw Plan”. I didn’t buy the plan but I looked at it and adapted it to what space I had. I now have about three feet to either side of the saw that goes under the counter top which holds the bench tools, plus a space to put my grinder and sander on a lazy susan. And I also put my planer on a good drawer slide for the longer boards so it outfeeds to my workbench.
This was all built with leftover lumber, or cull lumber that was bought at home depot. The most expensive part was the drawer slide that holds my planer. Simple poly finish. I only have things in three drawers at the moment, so I still have plenty of storage.
All in all for a shop in a one car garage this offers plenty of space for storage while still being able to use the tools.
It’s about 7 feet long and 37 1/2 high (all of my workbenches are the same height).
-- Just trying to build something beautiful