A Miter Saw Stand that Really Cooks

Turn your old gas barbecue into an A-1 portable table for your miter saw, complete with built-in side supports. Remove the grill and propane hardware

old grill miter saw stand

Turn your old gas barbecue into an A-1 portable table for your miter saw, complete with built-in side supports. Remove the grill and propane hardware to reveal the stand’s skeleton. Attach plywood outfeed tables to the arms with drywall screws or bolts, or use the boards already attached to the grill. Now, span the two sides with a piece of plywood as a base for the saw, but don’t screw it on yet. Bolt the saw to the plywood, place it on the stand, then put shims between the stand’s frame and the plywood base to level the saw table with the outfeed boards. Now screw the plywood base to the stand through the shims and put the setup to work cutting some stakes!

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