DIY adjustable mitre saw supports…

So I had to square up and cut several long boards and I have nothing to support the ends so I found myself wishing I had some sort of adjustable roller stand. Since it was 7 o’clock at night, and I live in an area where the town shuts down at 5, I decided to see what I could throw together quickly.

A straightish stick

I started with a straight 2×2 (approximately) that I had left over from the counter top and cut a couple 2 and 1/2 foot pieces.

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Next I cut a piece about 10 inches long and cut one end at a 45 degree angle and then screwed the 3 pieces together, then put a 3rd piece as a kickstand.

IMG_0094I screwed a couple of scrap pieces of OSB to the bottom for feet and then slid the remaining piece of 2×2 in between the longer pieces.

IMG_0095I screwed a couple more pieces of scrap OSB to the top along with some spacers and put some shorter pieces on as straps to keep the adjustable part inline.

IMG_0097I adjusted it to the right height and then put a screw through one of the straps to hold it at that height. As a prototype it works pretty good but you have to orient it so the kick stand is facing the saw or it has a tendency to fall over. It would be easy to use a clamp to tighten it up so you could make it more adjustable but this will pretty much be in the same place until I build a bit more of an elegant looking stand… because you know nothing says fine furniture like OSB…

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