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How to Make a Table Saw Accessory Rack

This useful table saw accessory rack mounts between the motor section and the base of the contractor saw. The rack has two accessory boxes and can hold small and large pieces and parts.

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make a table saw accessory rack
  • Time

    1 hour

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Difficulty



Step 1: Make a Platform

This project can be built using simple plywood and strips of scrap wood.

Use a piece of plywood cut to make a platform the size you need. Find the center of the board and use a hole cutter to cut out a hole for dust collection, then mount a dust collection attachment underneath the platform.

make platform using plywood and strips of wood

Step 2: Screw Cleats to the Platform

Screw a cleat on the front and back of the platform to stabilize the plywood. (A brad nailer may need to be used to hold the cleat to the plywood temporarily until the screws are in place.) The cleats could be any kind of wood, but a harder wood will provide more stability.

screw cleats to platform

Step 3: Build the Saw Blade Box

Build the saw blade box from plywood. Place as many 1/8" Masonite dividers as needed in the box. Include a catch strip, also made from 1/8" Masonite, to prevent the blades from rolling out of the box. When attaching the box, make sure there's enough clearance against the base of the saw.

Attach a miter gauge holder using two strips of wood pinned down to the platform. Use your miter gauge to determine the spacing of the strips.

Step 4: Build a Storage Box

Build a small storage box out of plywood. Size it to meet your needs, and then attach it to the miter gauge holder.

build small storage box out of plywood