Build Stackable Sawhorses From Scrap Lumber In Under 10 Minutes

Build Stackable Sawhorses from Scrap Lumber in Under 10 Minutes

The ubiquitous sawhorse is a staple of most workshops. This one isn't fancy, but it gets the job done quickly and cheaply.

Building this sawhorse requires materials that you can easily find on most job sites or in your home workshop. All you need is a few 2x4s and some nails (or screws). In particular, you'll need:

  • 8 - 30-inch (76cm) 2x4s for the legs
  • 6 - 32.5-inch (83cm) 2x4s for the "I" beam

These lengths can be adjusted to your preference, as long as the height of the legs match.

You can churn these out quickly with a nail gun, but use 8cm galvanised deck screws if you want something more stable.

Start by assembling your "I" beam which will serve as the base and centre point for your sawhorse. Use four screws to attach each section, as shown below:

Build Stackable Sawhorses from Scrap Lumber in Under 10 Minutes
Build Stackable Sawhorses from Scrap Lumber in Under 10 Minutes

Then place the legs directly under the top of the sawhorse and screw or nail it into the "I" beam using a square pattern.

Build Stackable Sawhorses from Scrap Lumber in Under 10 Minutes

When you're done, they should look like this:

Build Stackable Sawhorses from Scrap Lumber in Under 10 Minutes

That's all it takes! Feel free to decorate your drab sawhorses as needed. These are painted gold. Tip: To create a softer surface, staple carpet pieces to the top of the sawhorse.

How To Build Sawhorses [Charles & Hudson]


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