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.

Cutting the Pieces

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.

Cut two 4-foot pieces from one 2x4 board for part of the frame.

Cut two 3-foot 9-inch pieces from the other 2x4.

Cut four 3-foot pieces from the 4x4s for the legs of your table.

Assembling the Stand

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.

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.

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.

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