Hi all! I spent my last Saturday in the garage this weekend. And like all the other Saturdays in the garage, the temperature was 90 degrees. The whole week can be wonderfully cool, but when it’s time for me to work in the garage, the weather always heats up. I’m jinxed. But not when it comes to completing projects. We finished up our miter saw cart. We borrowed the plans from Ana White, so I won’t repeat all the steps. I do want to just share a couple of my own tips.
- The plans call for you to add 2×2″ cleats to the sides of the table. These cleats hold the shelves. After measuring we clamped the cleats into place, turned it over, and nail gunned it into place before screwing them in.
- You can find the the folding shelf brackets here.
- When attaching the hinges, we tipped the table on it’s side. Then lined the top of the hinge even with the top of the side cart panel. After screwing it in place, hubby held up the wing board while I screwed in the support of the hinge.
- Make sure that the wing lines up with the top of the side panel, before screwing in.
There you have it. All tucked in and small for easy storage. We could add more shelves or a sliding drawer later, if we need it. Now when one of us uses the miter saw, we won’t need the other to hold the end of the wood while we cut.
I am done with garage projects. It feels so good to be able to walk around out there, and find everything so quickly. Now when we drive past neighbors who have their messy garages opened up, I am so glad I don’t have to deal that anymore. It took us 7 Saturdays to get it in shape. I have too much on my plate this year, but I’m thinking about decorating the garage as a spook house for the kiddos next Halloween. Wouldn’t that be fun?
I decorated my outdoor urn for Halloween, and have some master bedroom refreshes to share later this week. I’d love for you to come back!