miter saw cart woodworking plans
1 – sheet 3/4″ plywood cut in half lengthwise into 24” x 96” strips.
1 – 2×2 @ 8 feet long
1 – 1×3 @ 12 feet long – or 2 8 footers
4 – plate mount caster wheels with locking brakes
2 – shelf hinge supports
2 inch screws
1 1/4 inch pocket hole screws
countersink drill bit
2 – 3/4” plywood @ 24” x 36” (sides)
2 – 3/4” plywood @ 24” x 30” (shelves)
2 – 3/4″ plywood @ 24” x 29 3/4″ (leaves)
4 – 2×2 @ 24” (cleats)
4 – 1×3 @ 31 1/2″ (supports)
Cut plywood into two strips 24″ wide x 8 feet long. From these strips, cut one each 36″, 30″ and then the remainder for leaves to get all cuts from a single sheet of plywood.
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain.
It is very important to place the cleat the distance down from the top of plywood edge equal to your saw deck height. Measure carefully.
I’d also recommend attaching the shelves with 3/4″ pocket holes and 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws and glue, or brackets just to provide a little extra support. NOTE: You can add extra shelves as well.
These will reinforce the joint. Another idea is to add more lower down, like a crate, and you could use the bottom shelf for scrap wood storage. Note that the bottom trim is mounted flush to bottom.
Mount your caster wheels to the bottom.
And then simply follow instructions to add the leaves to the sides with the hinges shelf supports. Take care to make sure the overall height of the leaf tops are flush with your saw deck.
add 2×2 with a appropriately trimmed yard stick on top as a quick measure fence for your miter saw to the tops of the leaves.
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth. It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.