How to create tapers on a miter saw

Learn how to create tapered legs using a simple jig and a miter saw–no table saw needed!

Adding short tapers is a great way to add some style to table legs. Most of the time, though, creating them requires a table saw and a special tapering attachment. Here’s how you can add short tapers to table legs using a miter saw, and an easy-to-make jig. We’ll even show you how to build the jig.

Build the Miter Saw Taper Jig

You can build your own taper jig for your miter saw easily. All you need is a small piece of plywood and a couple 1×2 boards, plus this diagram.