Making a Stand

Yes, making a stand and not taking a stand.

I am living in a temporary home that has a tiny garage. It was built in 1930’s and it would have been tight, even back then. I have just a little extra room in the front of the car so I have a cabinet and I needed a space for my miter saw. I could have searched for something but it wouldn’t have fit in that space the way I needed it to. I am a designer, not a carpenter, but I thought I would make one.

Usually I would sketch this out on paper but I had a vision when I went into Menards. I found the wheels first. I didn’t think I needed very large ones because I am not going to have a lot of weight on this. Then I went to find the square posts. The smallest they had was a 4×4 and I thought they seems a bit large but it was perfect. I used 1×6 pine boards on the top and 1×3 on the sides. I have some scrap boards sitting on the bottom and I may make a shelf some day.

This was the perfect fit. Is it pretty… no, but it is functional. When I need to use the saw, I back the car out and roll the cart to the open spot. I do have a larger board that can sit on top so I have a wider workspace. I will have to keep things tidy and put everything away, if I want to put my car back in the garage, that is.

Here are some of the things I use my miter saw for.

Hand painted lettering, with acrylic paint, on wood.

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