DIY Table Saw Stand With Folding Outfeed Table

Learn how to make a DIY table saw stand with a folding outfeed table. This simple portable table saw stand is perfect for a small shop! Get the plans and detailed video tutorial.

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I had stayed away from a table saw for a long time! But finally, it was time to step up my woodworking game!

Before I could buy and use a table saw, I tried to read everything I could about using it and about table saw safety.

The most important thing was to not use it on a floor – to have a proper stand for the table saw.

I mostly cut and make sawdust in the driveway, so I needed something that was mobile. Plus, we are short on space in the garage (who isn’t). So, I wanted as small a footprint as I could have.

Enter my DIY table saw stand with a folding outfeed table.

Woman standing with DIY Table saw stand

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***Thanks to Rockler Woodworking and Hardware providing hardware to make this project possible. ***

Portable DIY Table Saw Stand With Outfeed Table

I designed this table saw stand with my workbench in mind so I could use it as my outfeed table.

This is what it looked like for about 6 months.

Table saw stand before the folding outfeed table

But with time, I realized, I needed a simpler solution so I didn’t have to pull out both the benches.

I decided to add a folding outfeed table to the table saw stand.

The design evolved over time as I got more comfortable with my table saw and understood the features and needs better.

But now I am SO happy with how it turned out. It is compact and easy to pull out and set up!

Easy Portable table saw stand with folding outfeed table

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DIY Table Saw Stand Plans

I have the printable plans available to you so you can build your own table saw stand.

Important – This stand is designed for my height. I am 5’9″. Be sure to adjust the height so the table saw is at your waist height for you.

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DIY Folding Table Saw Stand Video

Here is a full video of how I built the table saw stand

The design evolved a little over time, so you will see it looking slightly different during the beginning stages.

But the printable plans give you the final design.

Full step by step instructions follow.

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How to Build a Portable Table Saw Stand

Step 1- Make the Cuts and Prep

  • Follow the printable plans and make all your cuts.
  • Review the plans and make pocket holes needed.

Step 2 – Build the Frame of the Table Saw Stand

  • Build the frame of the table saw stand by attaching the 2x4s using 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws and wood glue.
  • I came back and added a shelf to this but I recommend adding the shelf at this step. The printable plans show you exactly how to do that.
Frame for the table saw stand with folding outfeed table

Tip – It is important to make sure everything is square and level so the table saw sits on an even surface.

Step 3 – Add Shelves

Step 4 – Attach Casters

  • This is a good time to attach casters because it is easy to turn the stand sideways as needed.
  • I decided to add dropdown casters so the stand sits sturdy on the floor when I am using the table saw.
close up of casters on the table saw stand

Step 5 – Attach Folding Outfeed Table

Important – It is essential that the outfeed table be at the same level as the table saw surface.

Before attaching the brace, use a scrap piece of plywood and a level to make sure that the plywood surface level with the table saw. See video for how I did this.

How to make sure the DIY table saw stand is level
  • Place the plywood for the outfeed table on top of the brace and attach heavy-duty hinges from underneath.
Attaching folding outfeed table to table saw stand using hinges

I like to support my plywood using a rolling stand.

Step 6 – Attach Folding Legs

Adding folding leg brackets to the table saw stand

Step 7 – Attach Furniture Levelers

  • At the bottom of the legs, attach furniture levelers. This will help account for the uneven floors in the garage or driveway.
adding furniture levelers to the table saw stand legs

That is it!

I love having this easily portable table saw stand.

Now there is one thing though, I need to remove the furniture levelers when I fold the legs due to the size of the legs. Otherwise, they do not fold in completely.

But it is a small step to remove and attach the levelers as needed. It doesn’t beat the convenience of having the portable and compact table saw stand.

Woman folding the outfeed table of the DIY table saw stand

The shelf underneath stores all my table saw accessories and safety equipment – the list of which is growing really fast.

Shelf under the DIY table saw stand

Table Saw Safety Accessories

At some point, I want to install a drawer underneath so it doesn’t get covered in sawdust all the time.

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But for now, this compact rolling table saw stand is perfect for my shop!

Don’t forget to grab the printable plans by clicking below –

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If you decide to build it, I’d love to see it!  Feel free to email photos to me at anika@anikasdiylife.com or tag me on Instagram @anikasdiylife for a chance to be featured on social media!

DIY Table Saw Stand With Folding Outfeed Table

DIY Table Saw Stand With Folding Outfeed Table

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How to make a DIY table saw stand with a folding outfeed table. This simple portable table saw stand is perfect for a small shop!

Instructions

    1. Follow the printable plans and make all your cuts.
    2. Review the plans and make pocket holes needed.
    3. Build the frame of the table saw stand by attaching the 2x4s using 2-1/2" pocket hole screws and wood glue.
    4. I came back and added a shelf to this but I recommend adding the shelf at this step. The printable plans show you exactly how to do that.
    5. Cut the plywood to size and screw it in using 1-1/4" wood screws. I recommend using a straight edge jig or a Kreg Rip cut for this.
    6. Add dropdown casters so the stand sits sturdy on the floor when using the table saw.
    7. Attach a 2x4 brace to the table saw stand using 2-1/2" wood screws. Important - It is essential that the outfeed table be at the same level as the table saw surface.
    8. Before attaching the brace, use a scrap piece of plywood and a level to make sure that the plywood surface level with the table saw. See video for how I did this.
    9. Place the plywood for the outfeed table on top of the brace and attach heavy-duty hinges from underneath.
    10. Attach folding leg brackets to the outfeed table underneath. Make sure that they are as close to the edge as possible.
    11. Attach the 2x2 legs to the folding leg brackets.
    12. At the bottom of the legs, attach furniture levelers. This will help account for the uneven floors in the garage or driveway.
    13. And that's it!

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6 Comments

  1. This is an amazing project! I definitely need to make one for my table saw so that I use it more!

  2. Great project, I so need so figure out an outfeed option for my portable saw. But I love that yours is all in one easy to use rolling cabinet. I bet you work so much faster now!

  3. Aha! You now have your own Pinterest board on my feed. I wanted build and it said pick a different name so I chose you and moved all your projects to your board. Quite a few now. I am 5 ft now and shrinking. My son suggested a Barbie house should be made for me to live in. But am moving to Austin. Goal is to come back here so I can be the greatest grandma ever.

    1. Kelly H Ennis says:

      I am not on Facebook but would really like to learn about the DIY projects that are on the FB page is there any other way to get them? I have Instragram if you can do that with that. Pls let me know

  4. I showed this to my hubby, maybe we will get a table saw so I can make one!! Great project!!

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