Table Saw Station

I was gifted a DeWalt DW745 table saw from my dad. This is an amazing table saw to begin woodworking with, but it needed some help to reach it’s full potential. I created a moveable table saw station that lifts the table saw to a usable height, provides support to the left and right side of the table saw, has a folding outfeed/assembly table,  and offers plenty of additional storage space. This was my SketchUp model and picture of the real life build.


I constructed the base out of 4×4’s using half lap joints. I attached casters to the bottom.

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Next I installed the 4 outside legs using 4×4’s connected to the base using a ton of pocket holes. It turned out super sturdy and was fast! Pocket holes aren’t my favorite look, but hey they work great for shop furniture.

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My next move was to build the table saw stand. This part took a good bit of measuring and planning to get the the proper height. I constructed the base using 2×4’s and a sheet of MDF. This was a great step because it made using my table saw much easier.

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From here I began to fill in the base and sides of the table saw station with MDF board. Note MDF is not my favorite, but I chose it for this project because it was budget friendly and will offer plenty of strength.

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Next I installed the top. I made the top out of one 3/4″ sheet of MDF and one 1/8″ sheet of white paneling. I connected the top using 18 gauge brad nails. These nails will hold it down securely, but will also allow me to easily replace the surface if ever necessary. *This was my stopping point for day one.

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Day two began with installing the support board that will connect the folding outfeed table. I beveled a 2×4 with a 45 degree angle and planed it down until it was a little bit lower than the rest of the table saw station. I attached this board using screws. At this point I also installed my piano hinge.

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After the support board was attached I cut the MDF to size for the top of my assembly/outfeed table. I propped it up near the table saw station using scrap lumber and a fold up picnic table. I attached this piece to the rest of the unit using the piano hinge.

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Finally I used scrap 2×4’s for the legs of the folding table. I installed rubber feet on the bottom and attached them to the folding table using some screws and old hinges that I had lying around.

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I have plans to improve storage and add a router table to this table saw station, but for now I am pleased with how this project turned out.

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