How To: Build Sawhorses. Easy, Cheap and Sturdy!

Build Sawhorses. Easy, Cheap and Sturdy!

How to Build Sawhorses. Easy, Cheap and Sturdy!

How to build a set of strong, stackable sturdy sawhorses. Let's face it, one of the most useful pieces of carpentry equipment would have to be a set of sawhorses. Every worksite, garage or workshop needs a set of sawhorses. They have numerous uses from stacking timber on, using as painting racks, to using as a temporary workbench by laying a door or some ply across two sawhorses. You can even use them as trestles for a dining table!

In this video l show you how to easily make a set of basic saw horses. For this sawhorse build there are no complicated carpentry skills required. The project is within everybody's capabilities and there are no special tools required.

Sawhorses come in all shapes and sizes. Some sawhorses have extra bracing, some sawhorses are extremely strong. Some are stackable and others come with added extras like a shelf underneath.

The sawhorses in this video are very strong, stackable and do everything that l require such as cutting things on as well as using them as a an extra workbench by laying a piece of ply or an old door over two sawhorses.

All you need to make these sawhorses is:

9 lengths of 90 x 35 or 45mm pine timber (commonly referred to as 4 x 2) at 2.4metres (8 foot) long.
Circular saw, drop saw or hand saw.
A tape measure,
A set square,
Cordless or electrical powered drill,
1/8th drill bit,
No2 Phillips head drill bit,
A tape measure and pencil,
And around thirty 65mm or 75mm (three inch) Phillips head screws.

Time
Around one hour per Sawhorse.

Cost:
New Timber; $40.00 to $45.00
Second hand. Depends how much you can get it for.

Skill Level.
Easy for the average DIY'er.

Thanks for watching and good luck with your sawhorse build!
Cheers,
Uncle Knackers

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