Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Turnersville, NJ
I basically built my 12x20 shop around my miter saw, based on plans in a book (can't recall the name). The basic concept is to build the miter saw table along the wall, then have the other tools on mobile bases that fit under the saw tables. These pics are old, and I now have a 6" jointer stored under the table on the right, and 14" band saw on the adjoining wall. The miter saw tables have tape measures along the top and sliding stops so cutting to length is fast. I can cut up to about 12 feet with this setup, longer stuff gets cut with a hand saw or hand circular saw.
The setup has worked great for me. There are things I'd change about my shop after about 5 years, but I'd keep the miter saw setup.