Miter Station

Marc Spagnuolo

A simple and functional miter station without the unnecessary bells and whistles. The Miter Station consist of three cabinets with a long 8' top to the left of the saw and a 4' top to the right. The cabinets feature a mix of drawers, doors, and pull-out trays on full-extension slides.  The tops feature dual t-tracks and allow for full use of the horizontal surface thanks to a fenceless design. This Miter Station can be customized to fit ANY sliding or simple miter saw.

The Miter Station consists of a left side measuring 96"L x 24"D x 36"H, a right side measuring 48"L x 24"D x 36"H, and a center section for the saw that can vary depending on the saw. The plans allow for a 24" wide space for the saw.

  • 10 lessons
  • 127 min
  • $79.00

Here's what we'll cover:

  1. Introduction

    What goes into designing a miter station and a virtual tour of the one we’ll be building.

  2. Carcasses

    The main cases come together quickly using some clever construction techniques.

  3. Drawers & Trays

    The drawers and trays are constructed using simple, yet strong, techniques.

  4. Tops

    Two layers of Baltic Birch Ply and solid cherry trim make for some very nice bench tops!

  5. Slides

    The full-extension slides are installed in the case and on the drawers and trays.

  6. Drawer Fronts

    The cherry fronts are cut to size and attached to the drawer boxes.

  7. The Doors

    The doors are constructed and cup hinges are installed.

  8. T-Tracks & Leveling

    Two types of t-tracks are installed and the cabinets are leveled.

  9. Finishing

    Anything goes when it comes to finishing shop furniture.

  10. Loose Ends & Stops

    A few odds & ends and then it’s time to fill the cabinets.

What will I receive?

  • Detailed cut list and plans including a PDF and a SketchUp file (Metric and Imperial).
  • Hours of detailed video instruction (10 videos in total) showing every step of the build.
  • All videos and plans are digital and will be available for download upon purchase. 

What will I learn?

  • Planning a miter station
  • Minimalist cabinet construction
  • Cutting down plywood
  • Practical drawer construction
  • Cabinet leveling
  • Drawer slide installation
  • European cup hinge installation
  • Easy drawer-front installation
  • T-track selection and installation
  • Finishing
  • Custom stops

What will I need?


  • 6 Sheets of 3/4″ Plywood
  • 1 Sheet of 1/4″ Plywood
  • 19 Board Feet of Hardwood


  • Planer/Jointer (alternatives: purchase pre-milled lumber or use hand planes)
  • Tablesaw with a Miter Gauge or sled
  • Dado Stack
  • Router
  • Bandsaw (or Jigsaw)
  • Drill
  • Miter Saw
  • Random Orbit Sander
  • Circular Saw or Track Saw

Hardware & Stuff


This is my first completed guild project. Marc’s down to earth teaching style is refreshing. The overall production value is very high and well worth the investment. I’m also in the middle of the Roubo Workbench build. I can’t wait to finish it! Thanks Marc for your contribution to the woodworking community.

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About Your Instructor:

Marc is a podcaster, video producer, woodworking enthusiast, and author of Hybrid Woodworking and Essential Joinery. He has contributed articles and video content to, Popular Woodworking Magazine, WOOD Magazine, and Woodcraft Magazine. He is also the host of The Wood Whisperer, an instructional woodworking video series that’s been going strong since 2006. He is also one of the hosts of the Wood Talk podcast. He has taught classes at the William Ng School, Marc Adams School, Weekend with Wood, Fine Woodworking Live, as well as at various Rockler and Woodcraft stores. He also speaks periodically at woodworking events like AWFS and IWF.