Uplevel your diy game and get your miter saw off the floor with this easy diy miter saw station.
Here’s how I transformed this dresser into a chic workspace for my miter saw — complete with bowl drawers (wait, you’ve never heard of those?! 🤣) and a chic notebook / magazine rack.
- thrifted dresser
- 1x2 pine boards
- 4x thrifted bowls
- Gold Hardware
- Paint (melon sorbet by behr)
- 4X - Caster Wheels (locking)
- Miter saw bench plans (to create the top fence custom to your saw)
- 1x6 boards (for making the top fence)
- Wood Screws + wood glue
01. remove the legs of the dresser
The legs might screw off but mine were part of the design so I cut them off with a circular saw
02. add caster wheels to the bottom
attach the caster wheels to the bottom with wood screws. I added locking wheels in all 4 corners and one non-locking wheel in the middle for extra support
03 add plywood top + trim edges with 2x4 pine
Add a plywood top and trim it out with some mitered 1x2 boards on the edges.
04. Attach saw to top
Attach the saw to the top of the dresser, slightly off centered to provide more workspace for cutting long boards. The saw attaches with wood screws through the four holes in each corner of the base.
05. build fence + table flush with saw
once the saw is in place, add two 1x6+ boards, cut-to-size to either side of the saw — secure vertically with pocket hole screws so that the boards are flush with the fence of your saw.
cut 6, 1x6 boards that are 3/4" shorter than the height of your saw's table. Secure these right in front of the fence board with pocket holes — one on each side of the saw, one on each end of the top of the dresser, and the other two evenly spaced on the left side of the saw.
Add another 1x6" board cut to size, on the top of these support boards so that it forms an extension of the saw table and is perpendicular to the fence board (forming a right angle)
06. paint + add hardware
Paint the base of the dresser with your color of choice and let dry. You can also seal with a wax or poly for added durability. Add new hardware to the drawers.
07. add extra storage with bowls
Spray paint thrifted bowls + add hardware to the front to create a "drawer" — add these into the areas between the support boards to store small items like drill bits and screws.