How to Build a Table Saw Stand

By: Contributors

If you use your table saw often, you probably don't want it lying on the floor, because you don't want to bend down each time to pick it up. A home-made table saw stand is the best if you use your saw a lot. You'll actually build a flat surface for your table saw to sit on. You can even build drawers to put accessories in. Why spend money on a commercial table when it's quite easy to build one yourself [source: Online Tips]? Just follow these easy instructions and build your own table saw stand.

Materials needed:


  • ¾-inch plywood
  • Two 2-by-4-by-8-foot pieces of wood
  • Two 4-by-4-by-6-foot pieces of wood
  • li>Electric saw
  • Tape measure
  • 1½ inch screws
  • 2½ inch screws
  • Screwdriver

Here's what you do:

  1. Cut one 2-by-4 in half. You'll have two 4-foot (122-centimeter) pieces.
  2. Cut the other 2-by-4 into two 45-inch (114.3-centimeter) pieces
  3. Cut the two 4-by-4s in half. You'll have four 3-foot (91.4-centimeter) pieces
  4. Lay the two 4-foot (122-centimeter) pieces of wood opposite each other, four feet (122 centimeters) apart.
  5. Insert the two 45-inch (114.3-centimeter) pieces between them. You now have an approximately 4-foot (122-centimeter) square frame.
  6. Screw the pieces of the frame together with the 2½ -inch screws.
  7. Cut the plywood into a 4-foot (122-centimeter) square, and place it on top of the frame.
  8. Screw the 1½-inch screws through the plywood into the frame. Put a screw in every 6 inches (15.2 centimeters). You now have the table top.
  9. Turn the table top over and attach a 3-foot (91.4-centimeter) piece of 4-by-4 in each corner. These are the legs [source: Do It Yourself].

Your table saw stand is ready.