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How to Build a Table Saw Stand

If you frequently use a table saw, you'll want it up off the floor so it's easier to access. Stands for table saws can be expensive, though, depending on the brand and type. Building a four-foot-square stand for a table saw is a fairly simple task that can be accomplished with a few carpentry tools, lumber and hardware.


Cutting the Pieces

  1. Cut two 4-foot pieces from one 2x4 board for part of the frame.
  2. Cut two 3-foot 9-inch pieces from the other 2x4.
  3. Cut four 3-foot pieces from the 4x4s for the legs of your table.

Assembling the Stand

  1. Construct the frame for the stand from the four 2x4 boards. Lay both 4-foot pieces on edge parallel to each other, 4 feet apart. Insert the 3-foot 9-inch boards between them, forming a 4-foot square frame. Attach the frame together by driving two 2 1/2-inch screws through both ends of the 4-foot sections into the shorter ones.
  2. Align the square plywood top over the frame. Drive 1 1/2-inch screws down through the top every 6 inches all the way around the edge into the frame.
  3. Attach the four legs. Turn the finished portion over. Sit a 3-foot 4x4 piece on end against each inside corner. Drive 2 1/2-inch screws through the frame into them. Use two screws on both sides of the frame that each leg touches.
  4. Sit your table up on the legs. Drive two 1 1/2-inch screws down through each corner of the table's top into all four legs for extra sturdiness.

Things You Will Need

  • 4-foot-square sheet of 3/4-inch plywood
  • 2 boards (8 feet long, 2x4)
  • 2 boards (6 feet long, 4x4)
  • Measuring tape
  • Circular saw
  • 1 1/2-inch wood screws
  • 2 1/2-inch wood screws
  • Screwdriver