How to Make a Sawhorse Table

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A sawhorse is a wooden support used in carpentry. A sawhorse table is comprised of two sawhorses with a plank of wood laid on top, thereby providing a surface that is easily moved and placed wherever it is convenient. By leaving the tabletop unsecured, you can remove the wood when you are finished, stack the sawhorses, and store it away until you need it again. This also allows you to use the sawhorses independently as regular sawhorses.

Things You'll Need

  • Two-by-four lumber
  • Circular saw
  • Pencil
  • Screws
  • Power drill
  • Plywood
  • Cut four pieces of two-by-four to 26 inches long on a circular saw. These will be the legs of the sawhorse.

  • Saw off one end of each of the legs at a 20-degree angle. These will be the feet ends of the legs.

  • Make a cut on the uncut end of the leg at a 70-degree angle. This will be the top of the leg. Do this for all four legs.

  • Lay one of the legs down so the top point is pointing to the left and make a vertical mark 3 inches in from the left end with a pencil. Mark all four legs the same way.

  • Place each leg horizontally on the saw table and cut along the vertical pencil marks.

  • Attach two legs along the length of each side of a 32-inch two-by-four. Each leg should be about 6 inches away from the end of the central two-by-four. There should be two upside down "V" shapes on either end of the central two-by-four, holding this centerpiece up in the air.

  • Place the top end of each leg against the two-by-four and drill screws through with a power drill.

  • Make a second sawhorse in the same way as the first.

  • Cut a piece of plywood to the size you want for the tabletop.

  • Stand the two sawhorses next to each other so the legs are sticking out to the sides.

  • Place the plywood on top of the sawhorses and separate them until the wood is held steadily in place.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can make the legs longer or shorter to suit your specific needs.
  • Do not try to stand on the sawhorse table, as it is not meant to act as a large weight-bearing support.

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