How to Build a Table Saw Stand

Last Updated on October 10, 2021

Table saw is used as a woodworking tool which has a circular blade and driven by an electric motor. The function of a table saw is to cut a massive amount of wood in a secure and less labor-intensive way.

A stand for this table saw is an excellent accessory for your workshop as it can make the process of using the table saw much more accessible.

If you use a table saw in your studio frequently, you would not want to bend over every time to pick the table saw from the floor. A home-made stand can come in handy while you work with a table saw regularly.

You will require a table saw stand to support your wood pieces when you move past your work off the blades. The stand is not hard to set up, and sturdy for a table saw.

Building Plan For A Stand

To build a heavy-duty stand to support your work with the table saw, you will need some ideas. You need to decide the measurement of your stand according to your table saw, and so, the following materials are necessary for building a table saw stand;

  • Safety goggles
  • Gloves
  • 1/4 inch 4-foot square plywood
  • Two boards 2×4 (8 feet long)
  • Two boards 4×4 (6 feet long)
  • 1 1/4 inch wood screws
  • 2 1/2 inch wood screws
  • Screwdriver
  • Measuring tape
  • Sandpaper

Now, you can continue with the work to build a stand for your table saw.

Step 1: Cutting the Pieces

First, to build the frame, you need to cut one board (8 feet) into two boards each measuring 4 feet.

Then cut another board sized 6 feet in length into two boards each measuring 3 feet for the foot pieces.

For the legs, the other 6 feet long board has to be cut into four pieces each measuring 3 feet.

Step 2: Making the Square Frame

To make the square frame measuring 4 feet, you have to use the plywood board sized 2×4. Now take the boards to place them in parallel positions 4 feet away from each other. After that, insert another board between those two boards sized 9 inches. Now go on and attach the frame by driving screws sized 2 ½ inches each.

Step 3: Making the Table Top

To make a top, you use the plywood sized 4×4 and fix it on the top of the frame by using 1 ½ inch screws. Then drive the screws, one after every 6 inches towards the end of the edge.

Step 4: Test Run for Fitting

Before putting the legs, you can set the table saw into the frame to ensure that it fits in the frame properly.

Step 5: Adding Legs

Now take the three 3 feet pieces you’ve cut in Step 1 and attach those to the frame. To secure the leg to the frame, a 4×4, 3-foot piece of board has to be connected against the inside corner of the frame by using 2 ½ inch screws. You can proceed with the same method for fixing all the legs.

Step 6: Strengthening the Stand

To make the table further sturdy and robust enough, you can drive 1 ½ inch screws, two of each into each corner of the tabletop.

Step 7: Final Touches

To have a nice clean finish, you can use the sandpaper to smoothen the places you think are still rough and coarse.

Final Analysis: Always Remember

As expressed at the beginning, you need a stand to get your table saw working smoothly. Building a table saw stand needs plan as well as a safety measure. Always remember to wear goggles before starting to build a table saw.

Also, wear shirts or clothes that have no chance of getting stuck in any equipment. Finally, before starting heavy work with the table saw on the stand, check the sturdiness.