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Mitre saw workbench with storage

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Having an Impact

A workbench with built-in mitre (drop) saw, dust collector and loads of storage including vertical drawers to hold paint cans.





The project


I built this workbench with plenty of storage. It's 3m long and 1.9 high and only took me two weeks to build it after work. All up it cost me around $600.








The vertical drawers are to hold 1L paint and stain cans. I can access the cans from both sides when open. I'm thinking of making some more so I can put spray paint cans as well, but I will need to use bungee to stop it from falling out.


I would prefer the T-track to be on top with a flip down stopper as it does get stuck in a few places. The track was super easy to cut. I used the drop saw with the normal blade to cut it. Once I cut it to size, I moved it about 1mm from the blade. I used 19mm kiln dried hardwood for the fence. I used a trimmer to cut out the groove, and did it in four passes because I was using a 10mm router bit and didn't want it to rip the timber apart.




I have also added a dust collector from the bottom (wish I thought of it at the start). Just waiting for the larger dust collector to arrive, I went for a twin bag 3HP model. I have a Full Boar dust collector but needed a bigger one for the new tools coming soon.




I used non structural form ply for the drawers and ply for the drawer bases. The drawer fronts are 18mm MDF with two coats of high build spray putty, sanded smooth, and then three coats of gloss black.




Before and after






How to build a workbench


Learn how to build your own workbench with plenty of storage by following this step-by-step guide by experienced Workshop member Peggers. There’s also a guide for building a matching garage storage unit so you can keep everything you need for your next build close at hand.




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Kind of a Big Deal

I have just come across this posting. Very inspiring ideas...

I particularly like that long fence for the saw.  I gotta make myself one of those.

Thank you for sharing the project@Razzer .

Making a Splash



Definitely going to base my new workbench on this. I have a sliding saw also and I want to have dust collection with mine.


If you don't mind, what was approximate cost?

Just Starting Out

Hi there 


please let me know the price


kind regards 



Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community Lina (@lina777). It's wonderful to have you join us, and many thanks for your question about this amazing project.


Were you looking for a price on the materials of this project so you can build it yourself? @Razzer mentioned that the total material cost was $600. As this is a project they've built themselves and contributed to the community, there is no way to purchase this unit. I trust @Razzer and our other knowledgeable members would be more than happy to provide guidance and answer any questions you might have whilst constructing this project yourself.


We look forward to hearing all about your projects and plans around the house and garden. Please feel free to reach out anytime you need assistance or have something to share.




Just Starting Out

Hands down, the best workbench/ mitre saw station I’ve seen ( and thanks for keeping it real with the random items on the bench). For me, the only part I’d change are the drawers on top - I’ve tried this and usually have to move 10 things just to open the drawer - maybe I should use this as a deterrent to keep items off the bench….. anyway - awesome job! 

Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Hi @KylieB4,


Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community, it is fantastic to have you join us.


I agree that this is a fantastic mitre saw station and I wish I had the space to build one of my own.


Did you perhaps have a mitre saw station that you'd like to share?


It's always great to have new and knowledgeable members to share their experiences.

You might like to check out some of our other Garage and Shed Featured Projects for other ideas and inspiration.


If you have any of your own projects to share, or ever need some advice, please feel free to reach out, there are always people ready to help out. 




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