Miter Saw Station Build + Radial Arm Saw – Cabinets & Top & Fence

For a long time I have wanted to build a miter saw station and incorporate my radial arm saw into it so they share a long fence and bench top. I planned it a long time ago… replanned it… and tweaked it… and dreamed of building it. I came into a bunch of free plywood not too long ago and decided this would be the perfect way to use it. So I got the plans all ready, broke it up into phases since I have limited time to pull the project off, and started building phase one… the cabinets and bench top.

In this video I go through the process I used and the plan I have. I show the basic construction design of the cabinets I am building and how I used the Jay Bates cabinet levelers with t-nuts and carriage bolts.


Shellac –

T-nut –

Carriage Bolt –

Pocket-Hole Screws –

Kreg Pocket-Hole Jig –

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Bearded Gremlin - July 10, 2019

Nice I’m about to start tackling my shop and this is one of the first pieces of shop furniture I wanna make, what are your plans for dust collection for this

    Darin Beard - July 10, 2019

    I am building a Thien baffle for a shop vac and a 5 gallon bucket to fit under for now. I am planning a whole shop dust collection system here in the future but don’t have it yet.

    Darin Beard - July 10, 2019

    Let me know when you get yours up so I can check it out.

    Bearded Gremlin - July 10, 2019

    For sure I plan on recording the whole process of shop setup and making a series for my first post on my channel

Christofix - DIY Projects - July 11, 2019

Awsome I’m looking forward to the rest of the build! At the moment i’m planning on my mitersaw station and I use the same programs, sketchup and maxcut! they are very helpful in my projects.

gk diy - July 30, 2019

Nice job

duolg toy - August 14, 2019

you really should do audio books you have a wonderful voice. anyway, does your plan allow for ripping with your radial arm saw . I’m in the middle of this same project. nice work.

    Darin Beard - August 15, 2019

    I appreciate that. I have done some VO professionally in my life but have not done an audiobook as of yet. I did not set up the radial arm saw to be able to rip cut. I have a table saw that I like and I just use the radial arm saw to cross cut boards too wide for the miter saw mostly. I would love to see what you do for yours when it’s done.

Tony Collum the HOW-TO HERO - August 24, 2019

This is on my list of builds. I pretty much have the same requirements (miter saw and radial arm saw). I’ve got them on the same wall now but saving up for the build…eventually.

Great job and the video was outstanding!

    Darin Beard - August 24, 2019

    Even half done it has already made a big difference in the flow of the shop. I can’t wait for the drawers to be done. That’ll change it even more. I appreciate your encouragement and kind words. I am looking forward to seeing your shop transformation as you work through it.

Poor Man's DIY - September 3, 2019

very nice build. I too am looking forward to see what else you do. Keep the videos coming!

    Darin Beard - September 3, 2019

    Thanks, Richard. I appreciate that. I am looking forward to finishing it. I have some other things that got in the budgetary way but I’ll get there.

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