In this video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O’Connor work together to build a storage-rich miter saw stand from a set of factory toolboxes.
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Tom Silva and Kevin O’Connor work together to make a miter saw station. The new mobile setup will feature two workbenches and cabinets for extra storage.
Most folks with workshops would agree that they don’t have nearly enough space or storage. When our shop started to feel a little crowded, general contractor Tom Silva came up with a solution. With the help of host Kevin O’Connor, the two build a perfect miter saw stand with all the storage they’ll need. Here’s how it’s done.
Cost: Around $1,200 (depending on tool boxes chosen)
Time: One day
You’ll probably need a partner. These two toolboxes will be very heavy when attached to each other, so having a partner to help will make things safer.
Where to find it?
For the metal framed shelf, Tom makes the cuts using a miter saw [https://homedepot.sjv.io/m51Ne7] with a metal cutting blade [https://homedepot.sjv.io/3ezYBr]. He then makes rivets using a rivet gun [https://homedepot.sjv.io/9gq2N4].
Tom uses a jigsaw [https://homedepot.sjv.io/zNORYm] to cut out four sections for the wheels.
For the worktop, Tom makes the cuts using a miter saw with a standard wood cutting blade. They secure the worktop to the metal frame using heavy duty wood screws [https://homedepot.sjv.io/OrEzNK].
For easy measuring and consistent cuts, Tom and Kevin include a Track and Stop kit [https://homedepot.sjv.io/9gq24E]. To keep the boards in place, they also include a featherboard [https://homedepot.sjv.io/Gm1EP2]. And to make even more precise cuts, Tom and Kevin also incorporated a miter gauge [https://homedepot.sjv.io/g15JMX].
Tom and Kevin used tools manufactured by Bosch Tools [https://www.boschtools.com/us/en/] and Kreg Tools [https://www.kregtool.com/home].
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Two metal toolboxes [https://homedepot.sjv.io/QyE0m9
OSB plywood [https://homedepot.sjv.io/k0AVBx] (two 4×8 sheets)
Scrap 1×3 materials [https://homedepot.sjv.io/1rz2q6]
Self-tapping screws [https://homedepot.sjv.io/oqJV2e]
Wood screws [https://homedepot.sjv.io/OrEzNK]
Butcher block top [https://homedepot.sjv.io/KjEgRv]
Scrap 2×4 material [https://homedepot.sjv.io/QyE0q9]
Metal-cutting miter saw blade [https://homedepot.sjv.io/3ezYBr]
Threaded inserts [https://homedepot.sjv.io/PynBLM]
Threaded bolts [https://homedepot.sjv.io/DKaBE5]
Track and Stop kit [https://homedepot.sjv.io/9gq24E]
Miter gauge [https://homedepot.sjv.io/g15JMX]
Two-piece removable biscuits [https://homedepot.sjv.io/AW5BrK]
Straight 1×4 material [https://homedepot.sjv.io/B0kBjB]
Tape measure [https://homedepot.sjv.io/rQEBXy]
Circular saw [https://homedepot.sjv.io/4PM230]
Miter saw [https://homedepot.sjv.io/m51Ne7]
Power drill and multiple bits and hole sales [https://homedepot.sjv.io/R50Wna]
Rivet gun [https://homedepot.sjv.io/9gq2N4]
Threaded insert setter [https://homedepot.sjv.io/AW5BdK]
Biscuit joiner [https://homedepot.sjv.io/ZQEqoK]
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